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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



OQl 



Volume VII, No. 1 
February 2000 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



Officers 2000 

President William B. Kittrell 

2200 Blackjack Simpson Rd v Greenville, NC 27858-9327 (252-758-2979) 
email (wbk99@earthlink.net) 

Vice President Jim Brown 

1365 Ford Rd., Nashville, NC 27856 
email (jimjob@rockymountnc.com) 

Secretary Nancy L. Pittman 

1 654 NC 121, G reenville, NC 27834 (252-758-7023) 
email (NPITTMAN@prodigy.net) 

Treasurer Warren J. McRoy 

104 Claybourne Ct., Greenville, NC 27834-6903 (252-756-9531) 
e-mail (wmcroy@skantech.com) 

Executive Board Ann Johnson 

P. O. Box 897, Robersonville, NC 27871-0897 (252-795-3537) 

Executive Board Effie Bailey 

3153 Hudson's Crossroads Road, Greenville, NC 27858-8221 
e-mail (erbailey@juno.com) 

Executive Board Brenda D. Stocks 

2516 Joseph court, Winterville, NC 28590 (252-353-6772) 
email (georgia2@piratesnet.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Rd., Greenville, NC 27858 (252-758-6882) 
e-mail (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 

Volume VII, No. 1 February 2000 




CORONER'S INQUESTS 1 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION, HENRY TYSON 3 

PITT & RELATED CO. WILLS Edward Cannon, 1729 8 

Henry Cannon, 1763 8 

Benjamin Briley, 1853 9 

William R. Frizzle, 1861 11 

PITT COUNTY COURT CASES 12 

CLARENCE V. CANNON LETTERS 15 

BIBLE RECORDS Urvin H. Buck Bible 16 

Caleb Cannon, Ir 17 

Little- Allen Bible 17 

Freeman-Churchill Bible 18 

James A. Pollard Bible 21 

Frances E. Daniel Langley Bible 21 

CANNON MARRIAGES, 1867-1900 24 

OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES 27 

PITT COUNTY PLANTATIONS 32 

PETITION TO ANNEX TO MARTIN COUNTY, 1805 33 

INDEX 34 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 



FILLERS Marcus Stokes Family Name Change 2 

Some Pitt County People 7 

Petition for Resurvey of Grant, 1775 23 

Japhet Tyson Dead 26 

Brooks Family Court Notice 28 

Runaway Boys 33 



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Coroner's Inquests 

From Coroners Inquests, Secretary of State Papers, S. S. 316, NC Archives. Transcribed and contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. 



Inquest on Michael WARD, 1764 

North Carolina Pitt County) Inqussion indented taken at the house of of the Sd michal WARD in the 
County a fore Said on the 2 day of January in the year of our Lord 1764 be fore me Abraham TISON Esq 
one of the Coroner of the Sd County upon view of the body of the michal WARD Late of the Said County 
then and there lying dead and upon the oaths of James LANIER Richard ALLEN Samuel STOKES Benja 
ELLIS Henry ELLIS Malachi DICKINSON Thos. MOORE Nathan MORE Wm. MOORE Timothy HARRIS 
Abraham PETTYPOOLE James BAGGETT Good and Lawfull men of the Parrish of St. Michaels in the Sd. 
County of North Carolina Who being Charged and Sworn to Enquire how and in what manner the Sd 
michael WARD by his Death came upon their oaths do say that on the first Day of February in year 1764 
at the place aforesaid Did die by Sickness the Juriors aforesaid in Testimony as well I the Sd Coroner as 
the Juriors aforesaid their Inquisition have severally put our hands and Seals the Day year and place first 
above mentioned 

Thos. [his T mark] Moore James LANIER 

Nathan MOORE Richd ALLEN 

Wm. [his W mark] MOORE Saml. STOKES 

Timothy [his TH mark] HARRIS Henry ELLIS 

Abeham PETTIPOOL Malachi DICKINSON 

James [his mark] BAGGETT Abraham TISON Coroner 

Inquest on John SHANNON, 1764 

North Carolina Pitt County) Inquision indented taken at the house of John SHANNON desest in the 
County a fore Said on the 20 day of Febuary in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred Sixty 
four before me Abraham TISON Esq Coroner of the Said County upon view of the body of John SHAN- 
NON Late of the Said County then and there lying Dead and upon the oath James LENEARE henry 
ELLES benjamin ELLES John TISON Wm. STAFFORD John WILLIAMS John FULFORD Phillup 
RYLAND George BLAND Samuel TRUSS Aron TISON Thomas GOFF Lawfull men of the parish of St 
michaels in the sd County of North Carolina we being Charged & Sworn to enquire how and in what 
manner the D John SHANNON by his death came upon there oaths do Say that on the 29 day of 
december in the year 1763 accedently got drowned in tar River by a Craft Sinking Jurors a fore Said in 
Testemoney as well as I the Sd Coroner & the Jurors a fore Sd this Inquisition have Seveally put our hand 
and Seals this 20 day of Febuary 1764 

JohnFULLFORD James LANIER 

Philip [his mark] RYLAND Henry ELLIS 

George BLAND Benja ELLIS 

Saml. [his mark] TRUSS John TISON 

Aaron TISON Wm STAFFORD 

Thos [his mark] GOFF John WILLIAMS 

Abraham TISON Coroner 

Inquest on Thomas TRAVIS, 1766 

North Carolina Pitt County May 10th Day 1766 Inquisition Indented taken at Thomas TRAVIS in the year 
of our Lord 1766 be fore me John TISON one of the Coroner of the Said County upon View of the Body of 
Thomas TRAVIS Then and there lying Dead and upon the oaths of Sary TRAVIS Wife of the Deseased and 
William CANNON Good and Lawfull People of the parrish of Saint Mikels parrish and Pitt County now 



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being Charged & Sworn to enquire How and in what maner the Sd Thomas TRAVIS by his Death Came 
upon Their oath do Say on the 9 day of may In the year and at the place afore Sd When She Went to him 
he did Seem Have? his Gand She acts Him how he did Com to his Eand or hort he Said that He Was a 
guine Rownd a Littel or Sapplen and the Tricker of the Gun Struck the Sd Sapplen or tree William 
CANNON When he came Trvis he was a Liin on his Back Seming Near his Eand Speechless and Seemed 
as if a Lode of a Gun was Shot thru The Said Traves and the gun Stud by in order as she Was Shot off The 
juroers Doth Say that the Thomas TRAVIS Deth Came by Accedent in Testimony Whereof as Well I the 
Said Coroner as the Jurors afore Said to This Inquisition have Severely put our Seals the Day year and 
Place first above mented 

Richard BARROW John TISON Coroner 

George TISON Benjan MAY 

Moses TISON William [his mark] WILSON 

Benja. BARROW Edward [E] CANNON 

William [his mark] CANNON Dennis [his mark] CANNON 

George BLAND 

George [his D mar] DIKES Juner 

Inquest on John WALKER, 1769 

No. Carolina Pitt County} An Inquisition Called upon the Body of John WALKER Late of the County 
Afosd. Labouror Taken up Out of Tarr River Drowned Called by John SIMPSON One of the Justices for 
sd. County & Jurymen Summond. Vz. James CRAWFORD Zach. PINKET Henry HODGES Howell 
HODGES Samuel POINER James LITTLE John LITTLE Robert HODGES John HODGES Mathew 
HODGES David PERKINS George LITTLE 

John TILDESLY being Sworn Declares That he Together with David CONGLETON & the Deceasd Com- 
ing Down Tarr River in a Cannoe On the 29th Inst, he Judgd. by one of Oars Catch & Water Backwards 
the Cannoe Over sett (the Deceasd. & David CONGLETON both Appears to have to be Disguisd. by 
Liquor) 

Jury Swore Agreeable to Law On Oath Say That John Walker the person above Mentiond. Came by his 
Death by the Oversaving the Cannoe as pr Evidence And As to his Estate They Know of Nothing Valu- 
able belonging to him he being by Common Report a poor Labouring Man 
In Wittness Whereof We have hereunto Sett Our hand Seals September 30, 1769 
James CRAWFORD Robert HODGES 

Matw. HODGES Zacharh PINKETT 

James LITTEL Georg LITTEL 

Samuel POYNER John HODGES 

Howell HODGES Henry HODGES 

Jon LITLE David PERKINS 



Marcus Stokes Family Name Change, 1794 

Taken from the NC General Assembly Session Records, Dec. 1794-Feb. 1795, Petitions, NC Archives. 
Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

To the Honble. the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 

The Petetion of Marcus STOKES of Pitt County Shewth that he hath four Ilegitimate children by the 
names of Marcus BARROW Joel BARROW Alpha BARROW & Lydia BARROW Which he desires may 
be altered to those of Marcus STOKES Joel STOKES Alpha STOKES & Lydia STOKES. He Therefore 
prays your Honorable body will pass a Law for the above purpose & as in duty bound & ec. 
Pitt County 30th Deer 1794 Marcus STOKES 



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Rev. War Pension, Henry Tyson 



Pension Records located at National Archives, Washington, DC. Abstracted and contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Deposition of Samuel VINES, age 71, before Marshall DICKINSON, J. P. of Pitt County, March 25, 1846. 
Samuel VINES says that when he was about 14 years old his father put him on a farm with a few hands to 
take care of himself, about eight miles west of "Greeneville, Pitt County." Vines remained there until the 
latter part of 1802, when he moved to where he now lives further west. When Vines lived on his first farm 
he knew Henry TYSON, a Revolutionary War soldier, and Sarah his wife, because they lived nearby. 
Vines knew them as husband and wife and they had several children. They had a son Edmund TYSON, 
who was "rather deformed", who was then about the age of 8 or 10 and who died before fully grown. 
They had another son, Abner TYSON, who was born after Edmund, and some years later they had a 
daughter who married later to Arden NICHOLS. The daughter was born after Vines left the neighbor- 
hood. Vines recalls hearing of Henry TYSON losing other children besides those he already named. Vines 
did not know of any person then living in the neighborhood old enough to have been a witness to the 
marriage of Henry Tyson to Sarah, unless that person was a mere child at the time. 

Saml VINES 

Deposition of Ruthy NORRIS, age 68, nearly 69, before Marshall DICKINSON, J. P. of Pitt County, 
March 25, 1846. 

Ruthy NORRIS says that Henry Tyson and Sarah were married long before she knew them and always 
understood they were married about the time she was born. Ruthy was married in her seventeenth year 
to John NORRIS, brother of Sarah TYSON. Sarah TYSON and her son, Edmund TYSON, aged about 15, 
were present at Ruthy Norris' wedding. Edmund TYSON died soon after. At that time, Henry and Sarah 
TYSON had another son named Abner TYSON who was about 8 or 10 years old. Ruthy was somewhat 
acquainted with the Henry TYSON family five or six years before her marriage, when they had four or 
five children living. Ruthy remembers James, John, Edmund and Abner TYSON. John or James TYSON 
was larger and older than Ruthy. After Ruthy's marriage she understood from the family that besides the 
children already named, there was a girl named Polly TYSON, who died an infant. There was also a son, 
born between Edmund and Abner and a son William TYSON, born after Abner, who both died young. 
Ruthy heard that a child was born while Henry TYSON was in the army, but doesn't recollect which one 
it was. She also heard that Polly TYSON was the first born child. All the TYSON children died before 
being fully grown except Abner TYSON. Sarah TYSON had no more children after William for ten or 
twelve years and then she had a girl named Edy TYSON, now the wife of Arden NICHOLS. Not more 
than a year after the birth of Edy, Henry TYSON died and Sarah TYSON and her two children moved 
further away and Ruthy did not see much of them anymore. Ruthy heard that Abner TYSON, who was 
weakly and infirm, lived a long time in the Poor House and died there some years before. All of the 
Henry TYSON family is dead except Edy NICHOLS. Ruthy NORRIS further states that Henry TYSON 
and his wife lived in the same house with Ruthy and her husband for a short time and heard Henry 
TYSON talk about fighting in the war, of being in nine States while being a soldier and returning home. 
Sarah TYSON complained that she had to work hard for their support since she got little help from him. 
Sarah said " she never seen a brass farthing for all the fighting he boasted of." Henry Tyson agreed saying 
he never anything himself except victuals and clothes and hardly that. Ruthy doesn't remember the year 
Henry TYSON died or his age, but believes he was as much as fifty years old when he died. Sarah 
TYSON, age unknown, remained a widow and died the summer before last. Just before the death of John 
NORRIS, he stated he was 81 years old and Ruthy understood from the him and the family that Sarah 
NORRIS was the oldest and his brother, Henry NORRIS was next and John NORRIS was the youngest. 
John NORRIS died three years ago last fall and spoke of Sarah Norris marrying young. 

Ruthy [her mark] NORRIS 

Deposition of John JOINER, age 66, before Marshall DICKINSON, J. P. of Pitt County, April 29, 1846. 
John JOINER states that he knew Henry and Sarah TYSON and believes him to be the same Henry 
TYSON who served 3 years in the Revolution. John JOINER knew Henry TYSON when he was older and 



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pale and did little work. His wife Sarah was a hard working woman. JOINER thinks Henry TYSON died 
in 1803 or 1804, being over 50 years old at his death. JOINER believed there was no record kept of the 
ages of Henry and Sarah TYSON'S family. JOINER recollects only two children of Henry and Sarah 
TYSON, being Abner and Edy, but understood that there were other children who had all died. 

John JOINER 

Deposition of Isaac JOINER, age 54, before Marshall DICKINSON, J. P. of Pitt County, April 29, 1846. 
Isaac JOINER states that when he was a small boy he was acquainted with Henry TYSON, a Revolution- 
ary War soldier, and his wife Sarah and they lived about two and a half miles from his fathers. When 
Isaac JOINER was about ten years old, Henry TYSON and his son Abner came to his fathers house for a 
visit. JOINER recollects that Henry TYSON saying he had lost all his children except Abner. Abner was 
about 4 or 5 years older than JOINER but was "puny." Henry TYSON died a few years after this visit in 
the latter part of 1803 or the early part of 1804. Henry TYSON had another child before his death named 
Edy, who is now the wife of Arden NICHOLS. Joiner believed that Henry and Sarah married before or 
during his military service. The fact of his being a soldier of the Revolution was "notorious". 

Isaac JOYNER 

State of North Carolina} Pitt County 

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions May Term 1846 

Deposition in open court of Arden NICHOLS, age 40, before the Justices of Pitt County, May 6, 1846. 
Arden Nichols of Pitt County made the following deposition in order to obtain benefit of the Act of 
Congress passed July 4, 1836 granting pensions to widows of soldiers of the Revolution. He claims a right 
to the pension by his marriage to Edy TYSON, only surviving child and heir of Sarah TYSON, the widow 
of Henry TYSON, a soldier of the Revolutionary war. Henry TYSON, as Arden NICHOLS had been 
informed, served in the NC Continental Line for the term of three years, one month and twenty one days. 
The first portion of his term TYSON served as a corporal in Capt. ALDERSON'S Company, of the 5th 
regiment. The remainder of his term, TYSON was a private, as appeared in the muster rolls in the office of 
the NC Secretary of State. Henry TYSON died in 1803 or 1804, leaving his widow Sarah and a son named 
Abner TYSON and a daughter Edy TYSON, his only living children. Arden NICHOLS says he married 
Edy TYSON in January 1830 and that Abner TYSON died in the Pitt County poorhouse some four or five 
years previous. Arden NICHOLS believed he was entitled by law to the pension of Mrs. Sarah TYSON by 
virtue of his marrriage to Edy TYSON. Nichols stated that there were no public or family record of the 
marriage of Henry TYSON and Sarah or the births of their children. From conversations with family 
relations, NICHOLS believed that Henry TYSON and Sarah were married before he went into service, or 
before the end of it. That Henry and Sarah had five children before having Abner and that Abner would 
be about 60 years old if he were living. NICHOLS was unable to find anyone living who was present at 
the marriage of Henry and Sarah TYSON. Sarah had four brothers, two who were younger than Sarah 
were presumed to have been present at the wedding, but are now dead. The last brother dying more than 
three years previous. NICHOLS heard Sarah TYSON give her age numerous times and at this time she 
would be between 87 and 88 years old. Sarah stated she was married when she was 17 years old. Arden 
NICHOLS stated that Sarah TYSON lived with him, with the exception of a few weeks, from the time of 
his marriage to her death. During the first two years she could get around, but she had no property and 
NICHOLS had to support her. The last eight years of her life Sarah TYSON was helpless, she having to be 
moved around the house, her food to be cut up and fed to her. Sarah TYSON died at Arden NICHOLS 
house on the evening of August 1, 1844. She never remarried and remained the widow of Henry TYSON. 
Arden NICHOLS declares that he is a poor man and has seven children now alive, one a cripple, and he 
and his wife have had a hard struggle to support the family. NICHOLS had always been afflicted with 
partial blindness and is now almost blind. His state of sight kept him at home and his mother-in-law 
health kept them both ignorant of the Pension Laws. A short time before her death, NICHOLS heard a 
"flying rumour" that widows of Revolutionary War soldiers were allowed pensions. He told his wife 
about it, but concluded not to trouble "the old lady" about it until he found out more about it. NICHOLS 
inquired among his neighbors about it , but got little information and decided to give up. During the last 
year a stranger called on NICHOLS at his home, who told him his mother-in-law was entitled to a 



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pension and offered to get it for him, but he never returned. NICHOLS now made application to the 
magistrates of Pitt County to put him in a way to obtain whatever may be due him. 

Arden [his mark] NICHOLS 
Sworn to and subscribed by William D. MOYE, Clerk of Court May 6, 1846. 

Deposition of Edy NICHOLS, age 43, before Marshall DICKINSON, J. P. of Pitt County, May 8, 1846. 
Edy NICHOLS deposes she is the only surviving child of Henry and Sarah TYSON. She had been told 
that her father died when she was a small child and doesn't remember seeing him. Edy lived with her 
mother until her marriage to Arden NICHOLS. She and Arden had eight children, seven now living. 
From what her mother told her, Edy would be 43 years old in the present year. A few months before her 
death, Sarah TYSON said she was 86 years old, but never mentioned the month or year of her birth or 
marriage. She and Henry TYSON had eight children viz: Polly, James, John, Edmund, Aaron, Abner, 
William and Edy TYSON. All the children were dead, except Abner, at the birth of Edy. The children, as 
Edy NICHOLS was told, are believed to be in the order of birth. Polly died an infant. Edmund lived to be 
nearly grown. James lived to be about 14 years old. All the others, except Abner, died at a younger age. 
Abner TYSON died four or five years before in the poorhouse, where he had been for many years. He 
was a sickly and infirm man who would be 60 years old if he were living. Edy knew nothing of the age of 
her father at his death, but knew he died not long after her birth. Edy heard her mother say her father 
served in the Revolution for three years, three months and 11 days. That he returned home during the 
war and that he had been in nine States while in service. Her mother also said some thirty years before a 
man named STUBBLEFIELD purchased from Abner TYSON his right to his father Henry TYSON"S 
military land and who come back and purchase Edy TYSON'S right when she came of age, but he never 
came back. [Much of this deposition is the same as Arden NICHOLS] 

Edy [her mark] NICHOLS 

Certificate of Court of Heirship & widows Death 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Augt. Term 1846 

I William D. MOYE Clerk of the said Court do hereby certify that it has been given in evidence to the 
Satifaction of said Court, that Sarah TYSON, widow of Henry TYSON, a Revolutionary Soldier, died in 
said County on the 31st day of July 1844 and that Edy NICHOLS, wife of Arden NICHOLS, of said 
County, is the only Surviving child of the said Sarah TISON, and is of lawful age. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my Seal of Office and subscribed my name this 7th day of 
Augt. 1846 William D. MOYE CLK" 

Letter dated March 13, 1846, Raleigh, NC to MarshaU DICKINSON from W. HILL. 

HILL states he had enclosed a certificate showing how Henry TYSON'S name stands on the muster rolls. 
His Land Warrant No.# 243 was drawn on Feb. 28, 1814 by Clem. STUBBLEFIELD for 274 acres which 
had long since passed into a Grant for land in the Western District of Tennessee. Abner TYSON as heir to 
Henry TYSON gave the power of attorney to STUBBLEFIELD to draw the Warrant. Fees for this service 
50 cents. 

Yours respectfully W. HILL 

Sarah TYSON deed widow of Henry 

"N.C. 

Act July 4, 1836 

Admitted Corporal 18 mos., & Private 6 mos. at $86 per annum from Mar 4, 1831 to July 31, 1844 
Only surviving child Edy NICHOLS 
Agent A. H. MARKLAND Present 

This letter is sent only to shew the identity of this TYSON with the one on the rolls. 

Letter dated May 12, 1846, Greenville, Pitt Co., N. C. from Marshall DICKINSON to J. S. EDWARDS, 
Commissioner of Pensions. 

Sir, I enclose the declaration of Arden NICHOLS for a pension, and the affidavits in its support. I might 
avail the declarant of the assistance of our Representative, or of some of the agents for such purposes in 



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your City, but I think it would only make you more trouble, without any advantage to him. I take the 
responsibility of pursuing this course. If I believed in the statement of some member of Congress made 
lately in the H. R. I should not send in this application because no possitive proof is made or can be made, 
of the marriage, but I cannot think that statement correct. The circumstantial proof in this case is much 
stronger for any Court or Jury here than it would be considered if two ordinary witnesses swore to the 
fact. No couple could have lived together in that neighbourhood, where they were both born & raised, as 
man & wife, without suspicion, who had not been legally married. This is the opinion of all the old 
people there that I have had a chance to converse with. The witnesses are all unexceptionable, Colo. 
VINES is a planter of the first standing for virtue & probity. The Mr. JOYNER'S are of the highest respect- 
ability, and each has represented the County many years in the Commons, and also in the Senate. All are 
remarkable for their caution in giving testimony, and must be understood to mean full as much, and a 
little more, than they express. Mrs. NORRIS, the only intimate acquaintance of an advanced age, living in 
the same rank with TYSON & wife, now to be found, is a poor woman, against whose testimony her 
neighbours inform me, no exception can be taken. I have this not only from her poor neighbours, but also 
from all I enquired of & from Colo. VINES and the two JOYNERS. In fact Colo. VINES & the JOINERS 
refered her expressly to her, as probably knowing more about the matter than any other person alive, and 
as one who could be depended on. The declarant & wife are also poor, worthy people, inoffensive in 
every way, and have been compelled to live much at home in a very obscure situation in the piny woods, 
where the old lady also was confined, without ever going abroad as I understand, except when she was 
transported in a cart to the poorhouse to see her sickly son. I lived for 3 or 4 years within two miles of 
NICHOLS (by crop path) but as during that time I did not visit his house. I never saw the old lady, and 
knew nothing of her. I mention these facts to account for their ignorance of the pension laws, at a time 
when they could have proved the marriage, and when they so much needed assistance. You will pardon 
me for it, in such a hard case, where I cannot help feeling as others acquainted with the facts feel. I have 
not thought it proper to introduce proof of credibility of the witnesses any further than your rules pre- 
scribe viz. in Court. If it is deemed of any importance the credibility of either & all can be fully supported. 
Colo. VINES & the JOINERS are known to Mr. CLARK, our representative and a more especially to Mr. 
BIGGS & Mr. DANIEL, who have practiced in our Courts. The certicate of our Secretary of STATE I send, 
though not in proper form, as I suppose you have in your office, a Copy of the same Muster Rolls. 

Yours Respectfully Marshall DICKINSON" 

Letter dated Sept. 20, 1846, Greenville, Pitt Co., N. C. from Marshall DICKINSON to J. S. EDWARDS, 
Commissioner of Pensions, Washington City, D. C. 

"Sir, On receipt of your letter 17 July in the case of Sarah TYSON. I sent word to Arden NICOLS, her son 
in law, and received a message in return that he was too unwell to attend to the business, & unable to get 
to town. I requested a man in old Mr. TYSONS neighborhood to make enquiries on the subject, but have 
heard nothing from him. I have not seen NICHOLS since. I have done all for the poor fellow that I feel 
bound to do, and must drop it here. I am convinced there is no person now alive to prove the marriage 
nor any other evidence of it. I enclose the proof of the Widow's death, and namr of her child and the 
certificate of the Clerk that there is no record of the marriage in Court. OUR RECORDS FURNISH NOTH- 
ING BUT THE BOND FOR LICENCE AND THE CLERK INFORMS ME THAT THEY DO NOT GO 
BACK FURTHER THAN 1793 OR 1794. Yours Respectfully Marshall DICKINSON" 

Letter dated Sept. 8, 1847, Greenville, Pitt Co., N. C. from Marshall DICKINSON to J. S. EDWARDS, 
Commissioner of Pensions. 

"Sir, I wish to call your attention to the case of Sarah TYSON, deed. Your letter of the 17 July '46 stated 
that the evidence did not sufficiently established the fact that she was married before 30 Jany 1780, when 
her husbands service terminated, so as to bring her case within the act of 4 July 1836. You refered me to 
the Clks office for further proof, and added that the Court should certify the day of her death, and names 
of her living children. I procured a certificate from the Clerk that there was no evidence in the office as to 
the marriage, and also the Certificate of the Court as to the widows death, and her living child and on the 
20th Sept. following, I forwarded them. I think I stated, that there was no person of the neighborhood old 
enough to prove the actual marriage, and knew of no further testimony. I supposed the matter would be 
determined in a short time. Enquiries were frequently made by the claimant about the issue, but, altho I 



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really feel much solicitude in his behalf, such was the bad state of my health for a long period, that I have 
not hitherto troubled you on the subject. Perhaps a decision was made, and the notice of it miscarried. If 
no decision has been made, I can only add that I know of no further evidence as to the marriage, except 
the evidence of those who knew them only many years subsequent to the marriage who could know 
nothing about the actual marriage, but who will testify that no charge or suspicion was entertained at that 
time as to their previous legal marriage. If such testimony would be of any avail, sufficient can be had. 
Please inform me on the subject. Very Respectfully, Sir, Your obt. Servt. Marshall DICKINSON" 

Letter dated Oct. 19, 1852, Greenville, Pitt Co. from Marshall DICKINSON to J. E. HEATH, Commissioner 
of Pensions. 

"Sir, In May 1846 I enclosed papers in the application for a Pension, by the Heir of Sarah TISON, widow 
of Henry TISON, late of this County and after some time, was informed by letter from the Comr that the 
evidence of marriage was not sufficient. I then advised the applt. that he had better apply to Congress, as 
his claim was undoubtedly a just one. NICHOLS, the Husband of the only Heir, being an infirm man and 
blind neglected to call for a long time, and before I had prepared his Petition, I became sick myself. I was 
afterwards advised to wait as there was expectation that positive proof would not long be required so 
rigidly. I have since perceived that a more liberal course is pursued in that respect, and I request you to 
inform me on the subject as far as your rules permit, and if further testimony is neccessary, I should be 
extremely glad on account of a very worthy & poor man and family, to be informed. 

Yours respectfully M.DICKINSON" 

Letter dated Nov. 21, 1852, Greenville, N. C. from Marshall DICKINSON to J. E. HEATH, Commissioner 
of Pensions. 

In this letter Marshall DICKINSON again asks the Commissioner to look in the case and offers any 
assistance. DICKINSON believes it is a just claim. 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I Henry SHEPPARD Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid, hereby 
certify that I have made diligent search and cannot find amongst the records of this office, any record or 
bond or license of marriage between Henry TISON and Sarah who was his wife, and THAT NO SUCH 
RECORD IS TO BE FOUND AS FAR BACK AS THE YEAR 1780, and that this is the only proper office in 
the County where such records are required by law to be made. Given under my hand and the seal of my 
office this 14th day of July 1853. H. SHEPPARD CLK" 

NOTES ON CASE: 

synopsis of facts from the depositions say Sarah TYSON was born about 1758/1759, married in 1775/ 
1776 at 17 years of age and died July 31, 1844. Henry TYSON died about 1803 and appeared over 50. 
Samuel VINES became acquainted with Henry and Sarah TYSON in 1789 when he was 14 years old. 



Some Pitt County People 

Eastern Reflector, Aug. 14, 1895 

A friend at Grimesland sends us the following item which proves beyond doubt that there are centenar- 
ians in this section. Mrs. Lucretia HODGES was born in Chicod township, Pitt county, July 12th, 1792. She 
is now living in Beaufort county near the line of Pitt and is in good health. She is the mother of seven 
children, has sixty grand-children, ninety three great grandchildren and three great great great grandchil- 
dren. Her son, S. V. HODGES who is next to her youngest child, is fifty-nine years old, has seventeen 
living children, fifty two grandchildren and three great grand children. If any county can go ahead of Pitt 
the Reflector would like to hear from them. 



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Pitt & Related County Wills 



Will of Edward Cannon, 1729 

Located in the Secretary of States Wills, NC Archives. Transcribed and contributed by Martha Mewborn 
Marble. 

North Carolina Baith County 

The Last will and Testament of Edward CANNON I being very Sick and weak of body But in perfit Sence 
and memory my Sould I gave to the Lord that gave it unto me And my body to the Earth to be buried att 
the discretion of my Excetret hearaftore named And my worldly goods as foloweth I gave to my Sone 
Edward CANNON five Sihillings I gave to my Sone Dennis five Shillings I gave to my daughter Marga- 
ret five Shillings I gave to my daughter Sarah WOODARD forty Sillings I gave to my daughter Jane 
forty Shillings I gave to my Soun Henry twenty Shillings one Sow and pigs I gave to my Sone David 
forty Shillings and a chest that is now att John WOODARDs and one of my largest puter deaches gave to 
my daughter Mary a negro woman cauled Rose only my wife heaveing the hole yuse and Labour of her 
dureing her Life I gave to my daughter Olif one fether bead and Boulster and too of my best puter 
deaches I gave to my Soun William CANNON one negro Man Cauled to be onely my to wife heaveing 
the hole use and Labour of him dureing her natrel Life I gave to daughter Ruth a negro garl Cauled 
Darcus onely to my Wife heaveing the hole use and Labour of her dureing her natrel life and if my 
daughter Ruth Shuld dy before She comes of Eage of one and twenty then this Said negro to retorn to my 
Suon John I gave to Sone John amell only my wife heaveing the hole use of this mell dureing her natrel 
life I gave my Land and plentation to my wife dureing her natrel life and after her desease to my Sone 
John and his heaires for ever now I gave to my Wife to be my hole and Sole Execetrex to see this my Least 
will and Tastamant fullfeled in witnes wheare unto I Seat my heand and Seeale 
John KNOWLS 

John LAWHON Edward CANNON 

Richard ABEL 

North Carolina Beaufort & Hyde Prect} At a Court held at Bath Town for sd Prect. on the 10th day of 
June 1729 The above menioned Will was proved in Open Court by the Oaths of John LAWHON Richard 
ABEL two of the Subscribing Evidence thereto and that John LAWHON Saw Edward CANNON Sign the 
Same and Sarah CANNON took the Executors Oath as Appointed by Law in perform the sd Will 

Jno M ? 

Will of Henry Cannon, 1763 

Located in Craven County Wills, CR 028.801.16, NC Archives. Transcribed and contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

In the Name of God Amen the sixteenth Day of August In the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty three I Henry CANNON of the County of Craven and Provance of No. Carolina 
Being in perfect Health Sound mind And Memory and Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and 
Knowing that it is Appinted for all men Once to Die do Therefore make and Ordain this my Last will and 
Testament In manner and form as followeth 

Imprimis My will and Deier is that Immediatly After my Death My Executors Colleact Several Debts Due 
to me by Bonds Notes or Book Accounts Or Otherwise and the Moneys Arreising By Such Collection or 
So much there of as will be Suffecient Be Applied in paying my Just Debts and Funaral Expences 
Item.. ..I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON the Hole use of all my Esatate Boath 
Real and personal During hur Natural Life 



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Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to my Cousan Henry CANNON Son of my Brother John CANNON the 
Plantation and Land Whareon I now live Togeather with all the Remainder of my Lands that I am 
posseast with or Shall be at my Decease, After the Death of my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON, to him 
and his Heirs and Assigns forever 

Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to my Cousan Henry CANNON Son of my Brother John CANNON, after the 
Decease of my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON four Negros (Viz) Rogar, Cato, Jack, and Philless, also 
one Featharbed and Furniture, and one Large Ovel Table and my Walnot Deask, and Ten Cows and 
Calves To him and his Heirs and Assigns forever 

Item.... I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON & Granson, Hugh PUGH, Five 
Negros (Viz) Lonnon, Boston, Luke, Sollomon, Any, and Ten Cows and Calves, and Two Feathar beds and 
Furniture, and one Iron pot, one Doz of Puter Plates, and three Dishas, After Deceas of my Beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Elizabeth CANNON, to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever 

Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to my Cousan Edward CANNON Son of My Deceasd. Brother Dennes 
CANNON, he is Destingwest by the Name of Little Edward, three Negros (Viz) Mingo, Vilat, And Dick, 
after the Decease of my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON, to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever 
Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to Benjamin JARRELL Son of Henry JARRELL one Negro Named Toney to 
him and his Heirs and Assigns Forever 

Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to my Cousan Henry SMITH Son of Henry SMITH Deceasd., Two Negros 
(Viz) Peter and Morear after the Deceas of my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON also one Featharbed and 
Furtniture after the Deceas of my said Wife to him and his Heirs and Assigns forever 
Item. ...I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON One Negro Woman Named Bett, 
Togeather with all the Resadue of my Estate not Hertofore Giving But of What Kind or Nature Soever to 
hur and Hur Heirs and Assigns forever 

Item. ...It is my will and Desier that None of the Lagasies Hertofore Giving Should Be Delivered to any of 
the within Mentiond Legateas Tell after the Deceas of my Beloved Wife Elizabeth CANNON 
Lastly I Nominate Constitute and Oppoint mye Beloved and Trusty Friends Jacob BLOUNT & Hugh 
PUGH My Executors of this my Last will and Testament 

In Witness whereof I have herunto Set my Hand and Affixed my Seale the Day and Year first Above 
Written 

Signed Sealed Published And Pronounced as my Last Will and Testament in the Presents of 
Test Jacob BLOUNT 

David KENNEDY Henry [his H mark] CANNON 

Hugh [his H mark] PUGH 

North Carolina October Craven Inferior Court 1767 
Present His Majestys Justices 

Then was the within last Will and Testament of Henry Cannon Deceased proved in open Court in Due 
form of Law by the Oath of Jacob Blount Esquire one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto. At the same 
time Jacob Blount and Hugh Pugh Executors therein named Qualified as such agreeable to Law. Ordered 
that Mr. Secretary have Notice thereof that Letters Testamentory Issue Accordingly. 

Test Chrisr. NEALE C.I.C 

June Term 1768 

Ordered that Letters Testamentory Issue in pursuance of the above Certificate Test Wm BRYAN 

Will of Benjamin Briley, 1853 

Taken from Supreme Court Case #5071, NC Archives. Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} In the name of God Amen I Benjamin BRILEY of the State and 
County aforesaid being not in good health but of sound & disposing mind & memory and being desirous 
of making some distribution of my property. Knowing that it is decreed for All men to die do make and 
ordain this my last Will and testament in manner & form following Viz. 



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Item 1st. I give and bequeath to each of my children to whom I have advanced property of any kind 
whatever all that I have heretofore put into their possession to them their heirs and assigns forever. 
Including present and future increase. 

Item 2nd. I give unto my two Children Mary BRILEY and William S. BRILEY my tract of land lying on 
Tar River on which I now live and which I purchased from the Estate of John L FOREMAN deed. Also a 
tract of land I purchased of Arthur FORBES containing about Twenty four acres, to be divided as follows 
my son William S. BRILEY to have two thirds, and my daughter Mary BRILEY to have one third of said 
Lands. It is my Will and desire that the above mentioned lands be kept together and not divided untill my 
son William S. BRILEY arrives at the age of Twenty one years, and the net proceeds of said lands, to be 
divided in the same manner as above directed. I also give to my Daughter Mary BRILEY and my son 
William S. BRILEY the following Negroes Woman Harriet, Frances, Frank, Richard, Isabella, Cato, Bill, 
Arcena, Kit & wife Cintha, them & their future increase to be held and kept in common Stock until my 
son William S. BRILEY shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years. I also give my Daughter Mary BRILEY 
& my son William S. BRILEY Two Feather Beds & furniture each. I also give unto my son William S. 
BRILEY one hundred dollars in money to purchase him a horse when he may need him. I also give my 
daughter Mary & my Son William S. BRILEY Two cows and calves their choice. I give my daughter 
Elizabeth STEPHENS one Pianna Fote & Stool, and an Accordian, all of the above property indued in this 
Item. I give to my children as above stated to them their heirs and assigns forever. 
Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my several heirs as named Viz. Martha TURNAGE one negro, Willis 
BRILEY one negro, the children of Bennet BRILEY one negro, provided either or both of them should 
have a lawful heir. Otherwise it is my desire that the said negro should be divided between my other 
heirs, to my daughter Mary one negro to my son William S. BRILEY one negro Elizer ANDREWS one 
negro, Winnefred BALLARD one negro, the children of Jesse BRILEY one negro Nancy VINES one negro, 
to them their heirs and assigns forever. 

Item 4th. All the rest of my estate of every kind both real and personal I give to my children & Grand 
Children (except my Bank Stock) in the following manner. I give to Martha TURNAGE one Tenth part, to 
John BRILEY one Tenth part, to Willis BRILEY one Tenth part. To the children of Bennet BRILEY one 
Tenth part, provided they or one of them Should live to have a lawful heirs, (otherwise to go back to my 
other heirs) to Mary BRILEY one Tenth part and to the children of Jesse BRILEY by his first Wife one 
Tenth part. Also to Nancy VINES one Tenth part provided She shall have a lawful heir begotten of her 
body, otherwise my will is that the share allotted her shall br equally divided between the rest of my 
children & the children of Bennet & Jesse BRILEY 

Item 5th. All my Bank Stock I give in Trust to my friend Charles GREENE for the use and benefit of my 
several heirs, Viz. Martha TURNAGE, John BRILEY, Willis BRILEY, Nancy VINES, Elizer ANDREWS, 
Winnefred BALLARD, Mary BRILEY, William S. BRILEY, the Children of Bennet BRILEY deed., the 
children of Jesse BRILEY (by his first Wife) makeng in all Ten Shares. It is my Will and desire that my said 
Trustee Shall only receive the dividends accruing from Said Banks, for the Space of Twenty years, and not 
to touch sell or dispose of in any way the original amount in the said Banks Invested during that time 
unless the Bank or Banks should sooner wind up its concerns, in that event I wish him to receive both 
Principle & the dividends & pay them over to my several heirs as above directed. I wish my Trustee to 
distibite the dividends as soon as he receives them as directed above to each of my children one Tenth 
part and to the Children of Bennet BRILEY one Tenth part & to the children of Jesse BRILEY by his first 
Wife one Tenth. 

Item 6th. It is my Will and desire that my Executor shall sell all of my perishable estate not given away 
and take charge of any other property that may come into his possession until all my just debts are paid, 
then distribute the surplus if any as directed in the fouth Clause of this Will. In testimony whereof I the 
said Benjamin BRILEY have hereto set my hand & seal this the 28th day of January 1853. 

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of. Benjamin [his mark] BRILEY (seal) 

Tenth line from bottom, by his first wife entered before signing. 
Test W K DELANEY 
David HOUSE 



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State of North Carolina Pitt County} I do hereby certify that the within copy purporting to be the Last 
Will & testament of Benjamin BRILEY is true as will show in my office in Will Book date 1842 to 1855 & 
page 127 & 128. Given under my hand & seal off office at Greenville January 19th 1855. 
H SHEPPARD Clerk 
By J C ALBRITTON D. C 

Will of William R. Frizzle, 1861 

Taken from Will Book 1, p. 98, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by 
Janice Tripp Gurganus. 

In the name of God, Amen! I William R. FRIZZLE of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina, being 
of sound mind and memory, but considering the uncertainity of my earthly existance do make, declare 
and publish this my last will and testiment in manner and form as follows (That is to say) 

Item the 1st I wish my executor herein after named to collect the debts due my estate and pay all after 

my just debts and provide interment for my body suitable to the wishes of my friends and relations and 
pay the expenses of the same out of the first money ther may come into his hand belonging to my estate. 
Item the 2nd. ...I lend to Charles ROGERS his heirs Executors, Admts. and assigns the sum of two thou- 
sand dollars to be held by him in trust for the following purposes. (Viz) The said Charles ROGERS, his 
heirs Executors Administrators and assigns, shall collect and receive the said sum of two thousand dollars 
from my executor herein after named and shall hold and keep the same at interest for the use and benefit 
of my brother Warren F. FRIZZLE and shall pay the interest arising thereon to the said Warren F. 
FRIZZLE anually during his natural life and after the death of said Warren F. FRIZZLE the said sum of 
two thousand dollars is to be paid to his children if he leaves any and if he does not leave any child at his 
death I give the said sum of two thousand dollars to my brothers and sisters herein after named all 
shearing alike in the same, (Viz) Zilpha R. BROWN, Elizabeth R. CARMAN, Frances A. ROGERS, 
Jonathan R. FRIZZLE, Aleinda A. MURPHREY and Sarah A. COWARD and their heirs absolutely forever. 

Item the 3rd I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate both real and personal, unto my brother 

Jonathan R. FRIZZLE and sisters Zilpha R. BROWN, Elizabeth R. CARMAN, Frances A. ROGERS, 
Aleinda A. MURPHREY and Sarah A. COWARD each shearine alike in the same, to them and their heirs 
absolutely forever. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Charles ROGERS my executor to 
execute this my last will and testiment according to the true intent and meaning of the same. 
In witness whereof I the said William R. FRIZZLE do hereunto set my hand and seal. This 28 day of 
August A.D. 1861 William R. FRIZZLE (seal) 

Signed sealed and published and declared by the said William R. FRIZZLE to be his last will and 
testiment in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as wit- 
nesses thereto. 
Caleb CANNON 
Jessee HART 

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William R. FRIZZLE deed, was produced 
in open court and the due execution thereof according to Law by the said deed, was proved by the oaths 
of Caleb CANNON and Jessee HART the two subscribing witnesses to the same and it was ordered by 
the court that said paper writing be recorded and filed as the last will and testament of William R. 
FRIZZLE deed. And thereupon Charles ROGERS the person named as executor in said will came into 
Court and renounced his right to qualify to the same. In motion it was then ordered that Edward 
CARMAN Esq be appointed Administrator with the will annexed to said estate upon giving bond in the 
sum of $40,000 with Charles ROGERS Edwd. R. COWARD and Jessee HART as his sureties which bond 
was given and accepted by the Court, and the Admr. duly qualified according to Law. 
G. A. DANCY Clerk 



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Pitt County Court Cases 



The following cases were taken from the New Bern District Criminal Action Papers, DSCR 206.326, NC 
Archives. Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

The State vs. Robert DANIEL Novb Term 1779 
State of North Carolina Pitt County November 26 1779 

Silvanus PUMPHERY Came before us John SIMPSON & James GORHAM two of the Justice of the law 
for the sd County and made oath on the Holy avengelist of allmighty God 

That Mr Robert DANIEL Cane to my house and told Me that he had a negro wench to Contrat? away of 
Coll James ARMSTRONGS and he wanted to get Sumbody to Carry her away and he had ben to Mr 
BARFIELDS to git him to Carry hr away he asked Mr PUMPHRY if the wench might Stay at his house for 
Hilllery CASSUN & Samuel BARROW was Coming to Drive at his Howse and he was affraid thay would 
discover the wench. I told him She Should not Come to my Howse the Same Night a wench Came to my 
Howse and told me her mr ROBERD Sent her thare. I told her that She Could not Stay thare and to be 
gon. Sum tine after I Happened at Robert DANIEL Jnr. and saw him Rite the Bill of Sale for Collo 
ARMSTRONGS negro wench and Saw him Deliver it to Davis NANCE and told Mr NANCE that the 
wench must Ride on his Horse and that DANIEL went out of the Door and Came in and Called his name 
John BRINSON...after the tenner of the Bill of Sale and that he DANNIEL would Say a Snake Bit the horse 
and was Dead after NANCE was Gone Silvanus his+Mark PUMPHERY 

Sworn Before me James GORHAM JP 

William KING Informed me that DANIEL Confesst that he rote the Bill of Sale to NANCE and that he 
Knew it was ARMSTRONGS Negro but he rote the Bill of Sale in another nam 

The State vs. Edward CANNON} Indt. Assault 
Wits. Henry SMITH of Craven 
Lewis CANNON of Pitt County 

State of North Carolina Newbern district} Superior Court of Law and Equity November term 1782 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Edward CANNON, late of the County of Craven, 
planter, on the nineteenth day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty 
two, and in the seventh year of American Independance, with force and arms, in the County of Pitt, in the 
district aforesaid, in and upon on William WILLIAMS, in the peace of God, and the said State, then and 
there being did make an assault, and him the said William, did beat, wound and ill treat, and other 
wrongs to the said William then and there did, against the peace and dignity of the said State 

Alfred MOORE AttGenl. 

The State vs. Aquilla SUGG} Ind. for a Misdemeanor Nov. Term 1780 
Witness Stephen BROOKS 
John SIMPSON Esq. 

State of North Carolina Newbern District} At a Superior Court of Law begun and held for the District of 
Newbern at the Town of Newbern in the Said District, on the fifteenth Day of November in the Year of 
our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and eighty before the Honourable Samuel ASHE, Samuel 
SPENCER, and John WILLIAMS Esquires Judges of the Said Court. 

The Jurors for the State upon their Oath present, that Aquila SUGG late of the County of Pitt in the 
District aforesaid Planter, on the twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred and eighty, at the County aforesaid, in the District aforesaid, the following wicked, disaffected, and 
discouraging expressions did speak and say to one Stephen BROOKS of the said County and District, that 
is to say, "that he was told Fourteen thousand of the English were in Cross Creek, and that the Enemy 



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were to go through the State, and Winter in Virginia" whereas in fact and truth, he had not heard the 
same, but invented the said Story to weaken and discourage the defence of the State; and that he also on 
the said twentieth day of July, and at the County and District aforesaid, dis speak and say to the said 
Stephen BROOKS the following wicked, disaffected, and discouraging Expressions, that is to say, "That 
they were to be stationed by the English in every County in this State, and that proper Judges would be 
appointed to ty and hang every leading man in the State", and did also on the said day last mentioned, 
and at the County and District aforesaid, endeavour to dissuade the said Stephen BROOKS from going 
out in defence of his Country against the common Enemy, in disregard of the duty of his Allegiance, and 
against the Peace and Dignity of the said State. Jas. IREDELL Att.Genl. 

The State vs. Henry CANNON} Indictmt Maihem 

Thos. MELVIL Prosr. 

Joseph LETCHWORTH Senr. & 

Joseph LETCHWORTH Junr. 

Sworn and sent Chrisr. NEALE C. R. 
True Bill R COGDELL Foreman 

State of North Carolina New Bern District) At a Court of Sessions of the Peace, Ss Oyer and Terminer 
and General Goal Delivery begun and held at New Bern, for the District of New Bern, on the Twenty 
ninth Day of March in the first Year of the Independance of said State, and in the Year of our Lord one 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven, before the Honourable James DAVIS Esquire one of the 
Judges and Justices of said Court, appointed in Virtue of an Ordinance of the State of North Carolina 
aforesaid, by Commission from his Excellency Richard CASWELL Esquire, Governor Captain General, 
and Commander in Chief, in and over said State, directed to Abner NASH Esquire and the said James 
DAVIS or either of them, under the Seal of the State, to hear, try and Determine all offences against the 
Peace and good Government thereof which may have been committed or shall hereafter be comitted 
within the District aforesaid. The Jurors for the state aforesaid, upon their Oath present that Henry 
CANNON late of the Parish of St. Michael in the County of Pitt in the District of New Bern and State of 
North Carolina Planter being a Person of a wicked and Diabolical Disposition, and maliciously designing 
and intending one Thomas MELVIL. to beat, wound and ill treat, on the Seventh Day of November in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Six, with Force & Arms, at the Parish of 
Christ Church in the County of Craven & District of New Bern aforesaid in and upon the said Thomas 
MELVIL, in the Peace of God and State aforesaid, then and there being violently did make an Assault and 
him the said Thomas MELVIL then and there did beat, wound & ill treat, so that his Life was greatly 
despaired of; and that he the said Henry CANNON, with a stick in his right Hand, the said Thomas 
MELVIL, in and upon the left Eye of the said Thomas MELVIL then and there unlawfully, violently & 
maliciously did did strike, by reason whereof he the said Thomas MELVIL then & there the use, Sight and 
Benefit of his said left Eye entirely lost, and was deprived of, and under the Pain and Anguish of the 
Blow, which he the said Thomas MELVIL then and there recieved from the said Henry CANNON for a 
long Time, to witt, from the Seventh Day of November, in the year aforesaid, unto the Day of the taking of 
this Inquisition, at the Parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid, hath continued and laboured, and doth 
yet continue and labour, and that the said Henry CANNON other Wrongs to the said Thomas MELVIL 
then & there, violently & maliciously did, to the great Damage & Impoverishment of the said Thomas 
MELVIL, to the evil Example of all others in like Cases offending and against the Peace and Dignity of the 
State. Jas. COOKE Attorney for State 

State vs. Jesse PROCTOR 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} Be it Remembered that on the 28th day of April 1780. Jesse Proctor 
of the County aforesaid plantors Richard PROCTOR and Arthur FORBES of the County and State afore- 
said planters, Came before me one of the Justices of the Peace for Said County and Acknowledged 
themselves Indebted Severally to the State of North Carolina aforesaid. The Said Jesse PROCTOR in the 



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Sum of Fifty thousand pounds Currency of the State aforesaid and Richard PROCTOR and Arthur 
FORBES Each in the Sum of twenty five thousand pounds Like money to be Levied on their Several 
Goods and Chattels Lands and Tenements for the use of the State Aforesaid. The Condition of this Obliga- 
tion is Such that if the above Bound Jesse PROCTOR shall make his personal Appearance Before the 
Judges at the next Superior Court of pleas & C to be held for the District of NewBern the Fifteenth day of 
May next then and there to Abide by the Judgment & Determinenation of Said Court and not Depart 
without Leave first had and Obtained and in the mean Time that he keep the Peace towards all the Liege 
People of this State, then the Above Obligation to be Void otherwise to Remain in force. Acknowledged 
Before me the day and year above Written Robert GRIMMER J. P. 

State vs. Pearson TUTEN 

State of No Carolina Pitt County) Oath having been Made Before James GORHAM Esq By John VAN 
PELT of Craven County That on the Night of Feb. the 8th. Instant his Smoak house was broke open and a 
Quantity of Beacon Taken Out & And that he hath reason To Su ssp ect Person TUTEN & others to have 
Done the Same & you are hereby required in the Name of the State to Search The house of the sd. Pearson 
TUTEN & all other Susspected places as you may think proper & Such Beacon having found you are to 
Bring Together with Pearson TUTEN & the person in whose Custody the Same May be found Before Me 
or or Some other Justice of the peace to be dealt with as the Law Directs 
For Which This Shall be your Warrant 

Given Under My hand & Seal Feb. 24: 1787 John SIMPSON JP (seal) 

Executed Thomas HARDEE Constable} On Search, found in Coll GORHAMS Store House four pieces of 
Beacon, Which Pearson TUTEN being present acknowl He Sold to Coll GORHAM viz Part of the Meat 
Stolen as within Complaind. Viz Judg. That Person TUTEN find Sureties for his appearnce at the Next 
Super. Court at Newbern on the Day of May 1787 John SIMPSON JP 

John Van PELT Henry VAN PELT) Enterd. Into Recog. in The Sum of five hundr. pounds Each for their 
personal appearance at New. viz To Prosecute the Within Pitt County Feb. 24: 1787 

John SIMPSON JP 

To The Sherriff or Goaler of The District of Newbern} I send you the Body of Pearson TUTEN who is 
Susspectd. to have Broken the house as within Mentend. you are hereby Required to Receive the Same & 
Safely Keep Until Dischargd. by due Course of Law 
Given Under My hand & Seal Feb 24, 87 

John SIMPSON JP (seal) 

Pearson TUTEN Fedrick MILLS 
William BURNEY Simon BURNEY 
Daniel WILLSON Junr William TUTEN} 

Enterd. into Recognizance Viz. Pearson TUTEN in the sum of One thousand pounds Condition for his 
Personal appearance at the Next Supr Court of Law viz Each of the Sureties in the Sum of Two hundred 
pounds 

Given Under My hand & Seal Feby 26, 1787 John SIMPSON JP (seal) 

James Gorham Esq. Enterd. into Recognizance in the Sum of five hundred pounds. Conditionl. for his 
personal appearance at the Next Supr Court of Law viz to Be held at Newbern May Term. To Give 
Evidence Against Pearson TUTEN Pitt County March 10, 1787 Before Me 

John SIMPSON JP 



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Clarence V. Cannon Letters 



The following informative letters were written to Jesse Lillington Jackson, Pitt County historian, by 
Clarence V. Cannon. In 1990 they were located in the J. L. Jackson Papers, Sheppard Memorial Library, 
Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

4* 4* 4* 

Ayden, N. C. 
January 23 1947 

Dear Mr. JACKSON, 

While the work is interesting it is at the same time rather tiring and I fear what I am sending you 
may not be what you wanted. Probably I should have given more dates, some of which I do not have 
convenient, and maybe you wanted some comments about who the different people were, what they did 
and where they lived. 

I have been thinking I would take time and undertake to go back further with the lines but I have 
not gotten around to it somehow. 

CANNON, MAY and ROUNTREE. There are only three as the ROUNTREE runs together as both my 
paternal and maternal grandmothers were of that name. 

CANNON: There are an unusual number of Caleb connected with this family. For example, my grandfa- 
ther, my great grandfather and my aunt Martha CANNON married her cousin Caleb who was the 
brother of cousin Jesse CANNON. My great grandfather CANNON was killed by falling tree in 1815, the 
year my grandfather was born. I would like to go back beyond my great grandfather who was born about 
1765. 1 have rather vague data on the family going back as far as the crusades and a coat of arms but I 
would like to be able to trace definite lineage further than I now have. 

MAY: On my mother's father side I can get back to Major Benjamin MAY all right but would like to go 
further but this would likely be in England or English records. At Farmville each year there is held a 
TYSON —MAY reunion. 

ROUNTREE: It seems this family came to Virginia and from there to this state and Mass. as well as some 
in Lousiana. I have been in touch with descendants of the family in several states and several are working 
on different branches of this family history. 

I wish you good luck and happiness in your undertaking and if I can be of further help or explain 
some of this I am sending, please call upon me. 

Sincerely, Clarence V. CANNON 

4* 4* 4* 

Ayden, N. C. 
September 16 1947 

Dear Mr. JACKSON, 

I regret very much I was not at home when you called last week but I do appreciate very much 
the data you mailed to me in your letter of the 9th. At different times I had run across or heard of some in 
the list you mailed but by no means the number or information you sent me. 

In my direct CANNON line I have understood it about as follows going back: My father Robert 
C. born 1859, Caleb 1815, Caleb 1781, Thomas 1757, John 1712. About the last or first one, John, I am not 
so sure. I would like more information about him and both his wife and Mary, the wife of Thomas, as to 
who they were. 

Mrs. CANNON thanks you for your inquiry as to her family. She asked me to say that she was in 
possession of the data on her direct line back to Keeley TUCKER and that she would be glad to furnish 
you this information if it will be helpful to you. 

I think it is a fine thing you are doing to work on the assembling of facts on the genealogy of the 
older families in this section. It must be quite tiring and yet very interesting. I hope to see you when you 
are again in this section. 

Sincerely, Clarence V. CANNON 



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Bibles Records 



Urvin H. Buck Bible 

Taken from a handwritten copy of the original bible record in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Collection, 
#480.23, ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. The 
record was sent to Ms. DeVisconti by a descendant, Mrs. Alma Moses Dybowski, of Kenedy, Texas. The 
bible was published by Mathew Carey, No. 121 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 1815. The bible was owned Mr. 
Frank Donaldson of Coffeyville, Kansas in the 1960's. 

Marriages 

John Newman and Anne Grimes was married the 19 of October 1780 

Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. May were married Dec. 5, 1822. 

Harriet E. Buck and Washington R. Perkins were married on the 15 of Sept. 1842 

U. H. Buck and Bettie Boyette were married 11, 1863, of July 

John R. Newsome and Bettie Buck was married the 9? of February, 1872. 

Willie Boyette and W. P. West were married on the 16 of October 1879. 

Mary Urvinah Buck and G. D. McCaleb were married Feb. 7, 1883. 

Delia Maud, daughter of U. H. and Bettie Buck, was married to Robt. A. Donelson, Apr. 14, 1889. 
James Buck was married to Miss Penelope Newman about the year 1776 
Medora Penelope Buck was married to Lee A. Montgomery Dec. 24, 1894. 

Births 

John C. Newman, son of John Newman and Anne was born January 20 day 1758 

Anne Grimes, daughter of Dempsey and Penelope Grimes, born the 17 day of Oct. 1761 

Urvin H. Buck, son of James Buck was born 3rd of April 1799 

Frances R. May, daughter of James and Harriet May was born June 16, 1807. 

Harriot C. E. S. Buck, daughter of Urvin and Frances R. Buck was born the 5 of Oct. 1823. 

John Newman Buck, son of Urvin H. and Frances R. Buck, was born 17 March 1825. 

James Thaddeus Buck, son of Urvin H. and Frances R. Buck, was born Aug. 16, 1827. 

Wm. Humphrey, son of Urvin H. and Frances R. Buck was born Aug. 19, 1829. 

Robert Wilie, son of Urvin H. and Frances R. Buck was born July 22, 1831. 

Henry Urvin, son of Urvin H. and Frances R. Buck, was born the 3rd of Feb. 1834. 

Camillus Adolphus, son of Urvin and Frances R. Buck was born June 5, 1836. 

Edwin Hunter, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances, his wife, was born July 8, 1838. 

Dewitt Clinton Buck, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances, his wife, was born Feb. 10, 1842. 

Bettie Wooster, dau. of James Wooster and Mary, his wife, was born 8 of Mar. 1844. 

Mary Urvanah, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie, his wife, was born June 23, 1866. 

Willie H. Boyette, daughter of William H. Boyette and Bettie, his wife was born Oct. 23, 1862. 

Delah Maud, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie his wife was born Aug. 3, 1868. 

Penelope, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie, his wife was born April 6, 1870. 

Deaths 

Frances R. Buck, wife of U. H. Buck, departed this life Apr. 4, 1863. 

U. H. Buck departed this life Nov. 10, 1870. 

W. H. Boyette departed this life July 11, 1862. 

Mary R. Byrd departed this life Sept. 13, 1877. 

Alfred Lamah Newsome departed this life May 7, 1883. 

James Thaddeus Buck, Sr. departed this life July 12, 1886. 

Anne Newman departed this life 31 of Marvh 1813. 

John C. Newman departed this life March 13, 1824. 

Penelope Blount departed this life 27 October 1823. 

Ann Buck departed this life the 8 of October 1823. 



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William Humphrey Buck departed this life 5 of Sept. 1831. 
Camillus Adolphus Buck departed this life 10 of August 1838. 

Dewitt Clinton Buck, son of U. H. Buck and Frances, his wife, departed this life Aug. 6, 1862. 

Mrs. Bettie Newsome died Dec. 4, 1895. 

Harry E. Newsome departed this life April 10, 1928. 

Robert A. Donaldson departed this life Apr. 11, 1934. 

Mrs. Urvinah Buck McCaleb departed this life March 11, 1950. 

Delia Maude Donaldson departed this life May 30, 1952. 



The Caleb Cannon, Jr., Bible 

Owned by Mrs. Helen Christopher, 1994. The Peoples Standard Edition of the Holy Bible; Bradley Garretson 
& Co., Philadelphia; B. F. Johnson & Co., Richmond, Va., 1876. Transcribed and contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

On Cover: C & M S Cannon 

Caleb Cannon Jr. of Pitt Co. NC and Martha S. Cannon of Pitt Co. NC on 29th Dec. 1869, at her Father's 
by Rev. Gideon Allen Witness J. W. Cannon, J. Spyvy 

Caleb Cannon Jr was married to Martha S. Cannon Wednesday Dec. 29th 1869 

Caleb Cannon was born Friday January 12th 1844 died May 20, 1913 

Martha Selina Cannon was born Friday April 7th 1848 

Roy Lester Cannon was born Sunday November 18, 1887 died 1958 

Joyce Winnifred Cannon was born Thursday Aug. 29, 1889 

William Abram Cannon was born Friday May 6, 1892 died May 8, 1983 

Thelma Cornelia Cannon daughter of Heber C. and Delia E. Cannon was born Saturday Sept. 3rd 1898 

Mary A. Cannon was born Tuesday night January 25th 1871 died Oct. 30, 1952 

Heber Caleb Cannon was born Friday April 4, 1873 died March 28, 1914 

James Emanuel Cannon was born Wednesday, January 20th 1875. died 1959. 

Martha Lucretia Cannon was born Wednesday July 11, 1877 died Dec. 1, 1961 

Harriet Elizabeth Cannon was born Thursday January 29th 1880 

Celia Eugenia Cannon was born Wednesday March 16th 1881 

Thomas Eugene Cannon was born " " " " 

Thomas Eugene Cannon was born Wednesday March 7th 1883 died March 27, 1972 
John Robert Cannon was born Saturday May 23, 1885 died June 9, 1946 

Deaths 

Celia Eugenia Cannon departed this life March 5th 1883 Aged one year 11 months 19 days 
Joyce Winifred Annon departed this life March 2, 1892 Aged 2 yrs. 6 months and 2 days 
Hattie Elizabeth Cannon departed this life Aug. 28th 1904. Aged 24 yrs., 7 months 
Martha Selina Cannon departed this life Aug. 26, 1909. Aged 61 yrs., 4 months, 19 days 
Carrie Smith Cannon was born Aug. 23, 1890 died July 28, 1968 
Alice Carman Cannon was born Oct. 2, 1882 died 1959 

Little- Allen Bible 

Original in possession of L. Allen Churchill, lent to PCFR for copy and publication. Transcribed by 
Elizabeth Ross. Title page missing (published after 1900). 

This is the Certify That Leonard Loyd Little and Allie Estelle Allen were United by me in the bonds of 

Holy Matrimony at [blank] on the 2 day of March in the year of our Lord 1919 in Presence of Teddie 

Pollard an Roma Pollard. 



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Marriages: 

Allie Estell Allen. Marriag to Leonard. L. Little. March. 2. 19.19 

Henry Ethridge Allen. Marriag to Maud. Mayo. November 10 [struck thru] October 10. 19.20. 

Mr. Joseph James Allen Married to Louisa Dixon. March 24. 1923 

Mr. Joseph James Allen married to Quenie May Harinton Nov 21 1928 

Elma Ray Allen married to Roeona Simpkins Dec 10 Sat. 1932 

Edward Ray alien was born 1 day Feb 1934. 

Levis Allen Churchill and Allie Rachel Little were married Sunday, November 20, 1949. 
Births: 

J. W. Allen was borned the Jan. 8. 1877. 
Allie Allen was borned March. 4. 18.80. 
Henry Theridge Allen was borned April 19. 1900. 
Allie Estell Allen was borned Feb. 1. 19.02. 
Joseph James Allen was borned Aug. 27. 19,03. 

Elmer Ray alien was borned. 24. Apr. 19, [torn] 

J. W. Allen. Jr. was borned April 12. 19, [torn] 

LyRoy Allen was borned April 14. 1916. 

Hazel dell Little, was borned April. 11. 19.20 
James Doyel Little Was borned Jan 10. 1922 
Leonard Alberia [?] Little was " Sept. 30. 19.23 
Allen Loid Little was " Nov 18 [?] 1925 
Allie Rachel Little was Borned Sep = 28 = 1933 
Leonard Loid Little was " Set. 15 1938 

Deaths: 

J. W. Allen Jr. son of D. H. Allen & Mary P. Allen his wife died Aug. 29. 1917. 

Mr C. C. Little Died March 25. 19.31 

Mr Leonard Loyd Little died May _ 1938 

On a slip of paper stored with the record pages: 
Henry Etheridge Allen 

Born April 27, 1900 

died July 5, 1931 
Robert J. Little 

Born 

died - March 3. 1943 
Irvin L. Little 

Born - Nov. 2. 1909 

died Oct 22, 1951 
Henry & Mary Allen great Grand Dady 
Allie Allen & Jim Allen grand Dady 



Freeman-Churchill Bible 

Original in possession of L. Allen Churchill, lent to PCFR for copy and publication. Transcribed by 
Elizabeth Ross. Title page: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and Nezo Testaments . . . Stereotyped by James 
Conner, New York, Brattleborough, Vt. . . . [Date torn]. 

[Editor's notes: The record pages in this Bible are in poor condition and very difficult to read. The name 
Churchill was often abbreviated in this record. — er] 



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Marriages: 

John H. Freeman & Penelope Freeman [struck thru] Suggs his Wife Was Maried Juen the 19 - 1828. 
Wyatt L. Churchill and Jane Pridgen his Wife was Married September the 28 - 1865. 
James Henry Churchill the sun of Wyatt and Jane Churchill was borned August the 24 1874 
Raymond Estelle Churchill the daughter of Wyatt and Jane Churchill was borned August the 15 - 1878 

Raymond Estelle Churchill died August the 18 1881 

Births: 

John H. Freeman Was Bornd October the 27 - 1794 
Penelope Suggs his Wife was Bond October the 13 - 1805 
John .T. Freeman their Son Was Bornd June the 19 - 1829 
Samuel Drew Freeman their Son Was Bornd January the 24 - 1831 
Mary & Eliza Freeman their Daughter was Bornd April the 5 - 1833 
Charles Franklin Freeman their Son Was Bornd October the 22 - 1835 

Richard William Churill Was march the 31 - 1838 
Waret L. Churcill Was Bornd march the 22 1840 
Ta mes [?] P. Churchill Was Born Janury 9 the 1848 
[next entry destroyed by scotch tape] 

Deaths: 

Samuel Drew Freeman Departed this Life October the 12 - 1834 
[next entry under scotch tape. ..looks like:] 

Richard W Chur Departed this Life 20 November 1851 or 1859? 

Eliza Jane Pridgen Was Bond December the 17, 1843 

Jams F Churill 1837 was [narcy?] the 20 of Febuy 

Baby [or Ruby?] Was Bornd April the 7 1845 

Marriages: 

James Henry Churchill was married July 7 1901 to Miss Lucie Jinkins of Pitt Co. 
Lucy Ira [Ora?] Jenkins Churchill was born June the 15 1884 

Negr Rody Was Bornd November the 19 - 1795 

Negro Daniel Was Bornd August the 21 - 1815 

Negro Elick Was Bornd September teh 20 - 1817 

Negro Edmon Was Bornd December the 31 - 1819 

Negro Juda Was Bornd February the 1 - 1822 

Negro Dun Was Bornd September the 29 - 1825 

Negro Nancy Was Bornd November the 19 - 1827 

Negro Sarah Was Bornd December the 19 - 1829 

Negro Amos Was Bornd Febuary the 8 - 1830 

Negro Isaack Was Bornd March the 1 - 1833 

Negro Abram Was Bornd March the 1 - 1833 

Negro Penny [or Penry?[ Was Bornd August the 31 - 1834 

Negro Apsey Was Borned January the 18 - 1823 

Negro Emmaly Was Bornd December the 14 - 1837 

Negro John Was Borned Noveber the 5 1837 

Negro luce [or lace?] Was Borned January the 15 1840 

Negro ha mbrech [?] Was Bornd febuary the 5 1842 

Negro Ader Was Bornd Augus the 6 1840 

Negro denny Was Bornd may the 3 1842 

Negro haror [?] Was Bornd august the 2 1842 

Negro ma [marget?] Was Bornd January the 15 1843 



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Negro curotine [Caroline?] Was Bornd augus the 15 1844 
Negro Tightus Was Bornd august the 5 1856 
Negro Warren Was Bornd the 10 of August 1858 
Negro Malvina Was Bornd the 15 of May 1860 
Negro Ida was borned the 6th of July 1863 
Negro Ellie was borned the 24 of Feb 1864 



Slips of paper in the Bible: 

Justices qualified @ Febr. Term 1837 

1 P. L. Wicks or Meeks? 

2 Parrott Gray 

3 John Turnage 

4 William Dixon 

5 Ben C D Eason 

Another slip of paper, some handwriting practice 

Mr. Wiott Churchill 
Carolina Seminary 
Greene County 
N. Carolina 



not qualified 

1 Ephraim Spivy 

2 Alfred Darden 

3 Ruben Walles 

4 Henry Tevinson [probably Levinson?] 

5 Haywood Edmonson 

and repetition of birth date of James Henry Churchill: 



Another sheet: 

Henry bruten one barrel of corn 4tf abarrell one hundred waight of fodder 1$ July the 19#, 1837. 
Peny kilpartrick two barrels of corn for 4$ a barrels July the 19# 1837 

Joseph H Broton one barrel of corn $4 abarrel 4 hundred weight of foderr $1 hundred August the 2# 1837 
Sarah lare [lane or love?] 4 barrels of corn [lorn?] for $4 a barrel August the 2# 1837 
Sarah lare 31/2 bushels of corn August the 19# 1837 

Joseph H Broton twenty 29£ of bocon [bacon?] at 10 cent a pound. Ceptember the 2 day the 1837. 
Joseph H Broton 2 1/2 bushels of corn Ceptember 2 day the 1837 

Elisabeth granger 11/2 bushels of corn & [torn] and 1 bushels of wheat Ceptember the 20 # 1837 
Jackson granger 1 bushels of peas Ceptember the 20 the 1837 
Joseph H broton 1/2 bushels of corn Ceptember 20 the 1837 



On a modern sheet of paper: 
James F. Churchill 



Wyatt L Churchill 
Puss (James Penelope) Churchill 
boy (killed in war) [struck] 
John Churchill (left home) 
Richard William Churchill 



Penelope Sugg 
married Freeman 
(half — John T - Freeman 

sisters & Charles F - Freeman 

brothers) Sam - Freeman 
Mary - Freeman 
married 
Henry Harper 



Kit 
Jim 
Emma 
Britt 



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James A. Pollard Bible 

Original in possession of L. Allen Churchill, lent to PCFR for copy and publication. Transcribed by 
Elizabeth Ross. Title page: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments... NY, American Bible 
Society, 1870. 

Back cover (inside): 

James. A. Pollard. Book April 4th 1875 
William. Ann. Clark 
Annie s. Clark. I wrote this 

Family Record: 

Births: 

Willie Ryan Pollard Son of William L. Pollard was born June The 21rst 18.98 
Deaths: 

JosephE. Pollard son of James A. Pollard & Alvania Pollard his wife died Nov. 25th 1881 
James A. Pollard son of James A. Pollard & Alvania Pollard his wife died March 4th 1882 
Willie. L. Pollard, son of James. A. Pollard. & Alvanie. Pollard his wife Died May. 29. 18.90. 

[added later in pencil: Gone but not forgotten] 
James A Pollard son of Benjamin Pollard and Pheeby his wife died May 23. 1899. 

Marriages: 

James. A. Pollard and Alvania Warren were married on the 15th day of Sept A.D. 1862 

William L Pollard and Mamie Tyson were married June the 5th 1889 

Tedie Pollard and Ida Mayo was married [no date] 

W. B. Fleming and Josephine Pollard Was married Dec 26. th 1907 

Births: 

James Marion Pollard Son of James A Pollard and Alvania his wife, was born on the 23d of July 1864 
William Laurenc Pollard son of James & Alvania Pollard was born May 28th A.D. 1866 
Willis Benjamin Pollard son of James & Alvania Pollard was born on the 8th of February 1868 
Nettie Estelle daughter of James & Alvania Pollard was born Feb 26 or 28 [overwritten] th 1870 [pencilled 
in later: 1868] 

Robert Henry the son of James and Alvania Pollard was born October 15th 1873 
Teady Pollard — son of James & Alvania Pollard was born Nov 20th 1871 [?] 

ie [illegible] Alander Pollard son of James & Alvanie Pollard his wife was born Feb th [illegible] 1876 

Joseph Edgar Pollard son of James A Pollard and Alvania his wife was born on the 4th of March A.D. 1878. 
James A. Pollard son of Benjamin Pollard and Pheebe Pollard his wife was born on the 4th of December 
A.D. 1829 

Lilion. Pearl. Pollard, daughter of James Pollard Alvainie his wife was born Oct. 17, 18.88. 
Alvanie Pollard Daughter of James & alvannie Pollard was born March 4th 1880 
Josephene. Pollard, daughter of James & Alvanie his wife was born December the 26th 1882 
James Edgar Pollard son of James & Alvanie his wife was born Dec 15th 1885 

Frances E. Daniel Langley Bible 

Last known owner, Mrs. Elsie Langley Jones (Mrs. Albert M.), Washington, NC. Title page: The New 
Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; NY, pub. Robert Sears, 181 Williams Street; 1856. Contrib- 
uted by Nancy Pittman. Transcribed by Roger Kammerer. 

Written by Frances E. Daniel — Thomas Langley's wife (son of David Langley, b. 1817). 



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David Langley the father of Thomas H. Langley was born March 10th 1817 
Pennie Langley the mother of Thomas H. Langley was born August 4th 1822 
Benjamin Daniel the father of Frances E. Langley was born September 19th 1796 
Margaret Daniel the mother of Fannie E. Langley was born April 18th 1806 

Parents Register 

Thomas H. Langley was born May 30th 1840. 
Frances E. Langley was born January 29th 1844. 

Births: 

David S. Langley was born April 13th 1867 
Benjamin D. Langley was born March 21st 1869 
Penelope E. Langley was born April 13th 1872 
Margaret L. Langley was born Sept. 24th 1876 
Fannie C. Langley was born September 7th 1879 
Thomas P. Langley was born Sept. 27th 1882 
Mary P. Langley was born Sept. 1st 1884 
Deborah E. Langley was born August 23d 1886 
Walter R. Langley was born August 5, 1895 

Grandchildrens Births: 

Robert B. Hatton the son of Edgar N. and Pennie E. Hatton was born August 2d 1890 
Hildred L. Hatton the daughter of Edgar N. & Pennie E. Hatton was born June 16th 1893 
Margaret F. Hatton the daughter of " was born July 12th 1896 
Martha J. Hatton the daughter of " was born June 5th 1898 

George T Griffin the son of George W. & Pennie E. Griffin was born December 16th 1900 
William Asa Griffin the son of George W. & Pennie E. Griffin was born May 2d 1902 
Ada Corrine Griffin " was born September 10th 1904 

Norman B. Griffin son of G W & Pennie E. Griffin was born October 22d 1909 

Jesse L. Tilghman the daughter of J. W. and Mary P. Tilghman was born November 7th 1901 

Ernest L. Tilghman the son of " was born November 4th 1903 

Larry Tilghman " " was born May 9th 1906 

John Harvey Tilghman " " was born August 25, 1909 

William M. Langley the son of Benjamin D. and Sarah E. Langley was born July 14th 1896 

Mildred M. Langley the daughter " was born December 12th 1898 

Thomas Edgar Langley " was born April 1st 1900 

David H. Langley " was born October 28th 1901 

Indiana Langley " was born February 1st 1904 

Harry T. Langley the son " was born January 30th 1906 

Benj. D. Langley son of B D and Electa Langley born July 17th 1909 

Robert D. Ricks the son of Thomas B. and Margaret L. Ricks was born October 15th 1896 
Annie L. Ricks the daughter " was born September 19th 1898 
Hugh Ward Ricks the son " was born March 21st 1902 

Sophia L. & Fannie L. Ricks the daughters of Thomas B. and Margaret L. Ricks was born August 4th 1904 
Thomas B. Ricks Jr. son of T. B. Ricks Sr. and Margaret L. Ricks was born January 3d 1910 

Simon P. Langley the son of David S. and Laura Langley was born December 12th 1897 

Maud langley the daughter " was born August 19th 1900 

Willie May Langley the " " was born September 27th 1902 

Daisy Belle Langley the " " was born November 14th [?] 1904 

Thomas H. Langley the son " was born May 3d 1907 

Reba W. Langley the daughter " was born July 9th 1909 

Marriages: 

Thomas H. Langley & Fannie E. Daniel was married Sept 7th 1865 
Edgar N Hatton & Pennie E. Langley was married May 22d 1889 



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Benjamin D. Langley & Electa Teel was married July 28th 1895 
Thomas B. Ricks & Margaret L. Langley was married December 18th 1895 
David S. Langley and Laura Woollard was married January 24th 1897 
John C. Powell and Fannie C. Langley was married December 18th 1898 
George W. Griffin & Pennie E. Hatton was married December 12th 1899 
J. W. Tilghman & Mary P. Langley was married September 18th 1901 
B. F. Holland was married July 18th 1906 and Fannie C. Powell 

on border of page: 

W. J. Parramore and Debbie Langley was married February3d 1909 
Thomas P. Langley and Nettie Evans was married January 26th 1908 

Deaths: 

Edgar N Hatton departed this life February 20th 1899 aged 31 years 5 months & 13 days 
Thomas E. Langley the son of B D Langley and Electa Langley died January 20th 1901 aged 9 months & 
20 days 

George Thomas Griffin the son of G W and Pennie E. Langley died September 12th 1901 aged 8 months 
and 27 days 

Harry S. Langley the son of B D and Electa Langley died November 15th 1908 aged 2 years 9 months & 
15 days 

Mrs. Fannie E. Langley mother & grandmother died Aug. 16, 1911 aged 67 yrs. 6 mo 17 days 
Mr. T. H. Langley Father & Grandfather died Nov. 26, 1912 age 72 yrs 5 mo 26 days 

David Hamilton Langley the son of Benjamin David & Electa Langley died March 19. 1969 

Belle Frances Powell the daughter of John C. and Fannie C Powell was born November 27th 1900 
Johnnie C. Powell the daughter of John C. and Fannie C. Powell was born April 19th 1903 

Thomas P. Langley's family 

Arthur P B Langley the son Thomas Pond [&] Nettie Langley was born December 4th 1908 

David Hamilton Langley son of Elector Teele and Benjamin David Langley died March 19. 1969 

W. J. Paramores family Record 

Fannie M Paramore the daughter of W J Paramore and Debbie E. Paramore was June 9th 1910 
Joseph Thomas Paramore son of W J & Debbie E. Paramore oct 11, 1914 



Petition For Resurvey of Grant, 1775 

Taken from Petitions For Resurvey of Land Grants, Secretary of State Papers, S. S. 727.5, NC Archives. 
Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Petition for Resurvey on Thomas WORSLEYS Patent. 
Ord. a Resurvey March 1775 

To His Excellency Josiah MARTIN Esqr. Governor and the Honorable The Members of His Majestys Council 
The Petition of Lazarus PEARCE of Pitt County Humbly Shewth, 

That Your Petitioner being Possessed of Part of a Patent Granted to Thomas WORSLEY the 8th Day of 

November 1723. On a Pocosen of Bear Creek and Disputes having arisen regarding the Bounds and Lines 

of the said Patent. Your Petitioner therefore on behalf of himself and others Interested in the said Patent 

Humbly Prays a Warrant of Resurvey to ascertain the True Lines and Bounds of the same 

And as in Duty Bound Your Petitioner shall ever Pray &c. 

March Court Claims 1775 Lazarus PEARCE 



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Cannon Marriages, 1867-1900 



From the original indexes, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC; transcribed and contributed by 
Elizabeth Ross. 

The Pitt County marriage bonds and certificates no longer exist, but the index books at the court house 
abstracted much of the information before the originals were lost or destroyed. If the information was not 
given in the original index, it is so indicated here as or "ng" or is simply left blank (as in the case of ages 
or witnesses, particularly). The mothers' maiden names were rarely given, so in this transcription, the 
married names are not repeated. 

Format: 

Groom (age) Groom's parents: Father & Mother 

Bride (age) Bride's parents: Father & Mother 

Date of marriage. Township. Performing official 

Witnesses [if given] 



Cannon, A. William (37) W. C. Cannon & Argent P. 

Sugg, Sarah (18) Henry Sugg & Chardy [Charity?] 

Jan. 1, 1891. Swift Creek. Calvin Sh ?, JP 

B. A. Stilley, C. S. Sumrell, Spencer Brooks 

Cannon, Alfred (24) Thomas Cannon, Jr. & Polly 

Crawford, Siddie (20) Ivey Crawford & Elizabeth 

Oct. 9, 1878. Greenville. Fred McGlawhorn, Min. 

Paul Herrington, James Herrington, M. Crawford 

Cannon, Caleb Thomas Cannon & Allie 

Cannon, Martha S Caleb Cannon & Polly 

Dec. 29, 1869. Contentnea. Gideon Allen, Min. 

Cannon, Chas. E. (23) David Cannon & Mary 

Mills, Clemy (20) Jno. Canady Mills & Mary 

Dec. 29, 1886. Chicod. Wm. M. Jones, Min. 

G. W. Hardee, J. B. Edwards, H. C. Edwards 

Cannon, Dennis (23) David Cannon & Mary E. 

Smith, Jackie A. (18) Abram Smith & Malinda 

Apr. 2, 1885. Swift Creek. John Branch 

A. B. Garriss, E. C. Smith, T. C. Nelson 

Cannon, Elias (22) ng 

Summerill, Christainy (18) Burton Sumerell & Patsey 

May 6, 1875. Swift Creek. Fred Harding, JP 
W. L. Best, Samuel Quinely, Franklin Bell 

Cannon, H. C. (24) Caleb Cannon & Martha S. 

Carman, Delia E. (17) E. C. Carmon & C. 

Sept. 22, 1897. Contentnea. J. R. Tingle 

J. P. DawsonJ. R. Farley, I. J. Frizzle 

Carman [Cannon], Henry (22) Louis Carman & Lota [should be Cannon] 

Vinson, Cilia (18) James Vinson & Sarah 

July 8, 1880. Contentnea. R. P. Collins, JP 

T. C. Cannon, J. A. Hanrahan, W. F. Britt 



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Cannon, Hillry (25) Thos Cannon & Mary 

Tripp, Sarah F. (18) Thos Tripp & Jackie A. 

Sept. 18, 1884. Contentnea. Fred McGlohon, Min. 

W. G. Garris, Henry B. Barber. 

Cannon, Ivey (24) Louis Cannon & Lotta 

Porter, Emily (24) Allen Porter & Berta Corbitt 

Dec. 27, 1885. Chicod. John Branch, Min. 

C. L. Patrick, D. N. Branch, C. B. Tripp 

Cannon, James Franklin (22) Isaac Cannon & Mary 

Gardner, Martha (20) Sylvester Gardner & Sarah Ann Bright 

Aug. 20, 1875. Swift Creek. Lewis H. Wilson, JP 

J. K. Worthington, John Moore, W. B. Bland 

Cannon, James W. (20) Wm. Cannon & Betsie 

Jones, Susan ng 

Mar. 11, 1888. Contentnea. James E. Craft 

Redding Tripp, Thomas Deal, Samuel Little 

Cannon, Jas. E. (24) Caleb Cannon & Martha S. 

Carman, Mary Alice (17) E. C. Carmon & Cornelia 

Sept. 27, 1899. Contentnea. S. W. Sumrell 

H. C. Cannon, Henry Pierce, W. H. Harrison 

Cannon, Jas. O. (22) David Cannon & Mary 

Powels, Nellie (20) ng & Clarinda Powels 

May 11, 1898. Chicod. W. H. Laughinghouse, MG 

D. C. Nobles, E. S. Sutton, W. B. Harper 

Cannon, Jesse (29) Thomas Cannon & Allie 

Garris, Susan Elizabeth (18) Richard H. Garris & Penny 

Feb. 13, 1879. Swift Creek. Fred Harding, JP 

Matthew S. Kittrell, S. B. Garris, A. T. Kinsaul 

Cannon, John W. (28) W. S. [Shadrack] Cannon & Harriet 

Buck, Elizabeth (22) Marshall Buck & ng 

Nov. 27, 1877. Chicod. G. W. Venters, JP 

Bill Buck, C. Tripp, Richard Buck 

Cannon, John W. (35) Thomas Cannon & Allie 

Nelson, Mary A. (18) Joseph Nelson & Eliza 

Jan. 30, 1877. Swift Creek. C. C. Bland, Min. 

J. T. Hellen, Amos Kinsaul, Richard Garris 

Cannon, Joseph (22) David Cannon & Mary 

Avery, Betty (17) Richard Avery & Martha 

Feb. 19, 1891. Contentnea. T. N. Manning, Min. 

J. J. McLawhorn, J. F. Dail, J. Z. McLawhorn 

Cannon, Lewis (21) Lewis Cannon & Todick [is this Lottie/Lody?] 

Evans, George Ann (21) Amos Evans & Paticia? 

Aug. 21, 1884. Contentnea. John Branch, Min. 

W. F. Hart, T. C. Cannon, JB Tripp 



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Cannon, R. C. (24) Caleb Cannon & Mary 

May, Sudie G. (23) Sherrod May & Winniferd R. 

May 30, 1883. Contentnea. J. L. Chestnutt, Min. 

J. D. Cox, Lunsford Fleming, E. G. Blount 

Cannon, Richard (23) Erastus Cannon & Bettie 

Stokes, Eva (20) Ben F. Stokes & ng 

Dec. 18, 1907. Swift Creek. 

Cannon, Samuel (24) David Cannon & Mary 

Avery, Ada (19) Richard Avery & Martha 

Mar. 18, 1891. Contentnea. John Branch, Min. 

J. F. Dail, Jonathan Dail, W. J. Branch 

Cannon, Thaddeus (22) Erastus Cannon & Bettie 

Stocks, Lula (25) Ben Stocks & Josephine 

Dec. 31, 1912. Swift Creek. 

Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A. 

Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha 

Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville. B. S. Sheppard 

Jno. Braxton, W. B. Stokes 

Cannon, W. J. (23) J. W. Cannon & Elizabeth 

Stokes, Bessie (20) James A. Stokes & Mary 

June 23, 1903. Swift Creek. 



Japhet Tyson Dead 

A Good Patriarch Gone To His Reward 
Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 31, 1905 

There is a sweet melancholly pathos in the thought of an old, honorable, upright, well beloved citizen 
passing away in peaceful sleep; One who has born the heat and burden of the day, living among the 
friends of the same community all his life, more than eighty years; living upon the same homestead from 
his birth, sharing the love and good will of all who came within his acquaintance, living the simple, plain, 
honest, virtuous life of a hardworking farmer, making a good living by work and economy, wronging no 
man of one penny, as living evidence of God's most loving approval. 

At 3 o'clock Saturday morning, the spirit of Japhet TYSON took its flight in the unknown beyond. 
Peaceful and content he was ready to go when the Master called him home. Japhet TYSON was born in 
the year 1824, on the same plantation where he died on Saturday, 25th of March, 1905, being about 81 
years old. He was twice married. His first wife was mary EVERETT, by whom there was born two 
daughters, both of whom are dead. The second wife Celia FLAKE who survives him, no children have 
been born by that marriage. 

By hard, sober and steady perseverence he accumulated some estate. Scrupulously honest, he 
believed in rendering to Ceasar the things that are his, and to God the things that are God's. He was for 
many years a leading member of the Free Will Baptist church at Piney Grove near his home. Besides the 
estate he leaves behind obtained by his energy and economy he leaves a heritage of uprightness and 
honest integrity that is attested by all who knew him. Truly a good man has gone to his reward. 

Isaac A. SUGG. 



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Obituaries & Death Notices 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




Theophilus BLAND Dead 

Eastern Reflector, July 22, 1896 

We are sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Theophilus BLAND, which occurred yesterday at his home, near 
Griffon. He was taken with a congestive chill and soon passed away 

Arch MCGOWAN In Fatal Accident 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Feb. 11, 1891 

Mr. Arch MCGOWAN, a citizen of this township, was accidently killed Monday morning. He left his 
home, four miles distant, on horseback intending to come to town. Just below PARKER'S Cross Roads, his 
horse stumbled and fell, throwing him off. In the fall, Mr. MCGOWAN'S neck was broken. Two persons 
riding along the road at the same time saw the accident. Mr. MCGOWAN was dead when they reached him. 

J. L. W. NOBLES Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 22, 1894 

Mr. J. L. W. NOBLES, an excellent citizen of Contentnea township, died Sunday night. He was buried 
Monday afternoon with Masonic honors. 

Alonzo ADAMS Killed 

New Bern Daily Journal, Wed., Dec. 20, 1882 

Last Saturday night, near Kinston, the horses ran away with the wagon with which Alonzo ADAMS, of 
Pitt county, was moving Dr. H. D. HARPER'S effects to Kinston, throwing ADAMS out and killing him 
very soon by the passage of the wagon over him. 

Wade MOORE 

Washington Progress, Thurs., April 17, 1913 

Mayor F. M. WOOTEN, of Greenville, acting coroner, went to Belvoir township to hold an inquest. There 
was a party in a schoolhouse out there. After the party two boys, Wade MOORE and Moses TYSON, both 
less than 17 years old, had a fight and TYSON is said to have struck MOORE across the temple with a 
strip of board. 

Boys With Guns: One Accidently Kills the Other 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Aug. 5, 1904 

A distressing accident occurred near Winterville, Saturday afternoon, in which a boy lost his life. OUie 
KITTRELL, a son of C. T. KITTRELL and Louis CRAWFORD, a son of David CRAWFORD, both about 16 
years of age, were out together shooting at the mark with a breech loading gun. While young KITTRELL 
had the gun young CRAWFORD happened to step in front of it just in time to receive an entire load from 
the gun in his left shoulder and was almost instantly killed. Young KITTRELL was almost wild with grief 
over the accidental slaying of his playmate. Both families are greatly distressed. The victim of the accident 
was buried Sunday. 

George MCGOWAN Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1900 

Mr. George MCGOWAN, a Confederate soldier died at his home a few miles from Greenville Tuesday 
with paralysis. He was about eighty years of age and had suffered from a stroke of paralysis for some 
time. His remains will be buried this afternoon on Mr. John MCLAWHORN'S place. 

Ed SMITH Died 

Daily Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1900 

Mr. Ed SMITH, son of the late John M. SMITH died Tuesday with consumption. He leaves a wife and one 
child. The remains will be buried this afternoon at Red Banks church about five miles from Greenville. 



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Mrs. Pattie JOHNSON Dead 

Daily Reflector, Tues., May 12, 1910 

Ayden Items Mrs. Pattie JOHNSON, Age 70, mother of Mrs. F. C. TURNAGE of our town, died at the 

home of her daughter, Mrs. W. T. HART, near Ayden where she had gone on a visit. Mrs. JOHNSON had 
been living in Ayden several years and was a member of the Methodist church. The burial will take place 
today at Hookerton, services by Rev. G. C. VAUSE. 

Mrs. J. A. SUTTON Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., June 13, 1900 

Mrs. J. A. SUTTON died at her home near Greenville Tuesday night with pnuemonia. She had been an 
invalid for a long time. Sometime ago she took a treatment at the hospital in Baltimore and improved 
very much after her return home until she was taken with pnuemonia and died Tuesday night. The 
remains will be buried this afternoon at Red Banks church below Greenville. 

George W. ANDREWS Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed. Feb. 21, 1894 

Bethel Items, Feb. 19th. ...Mr. George W. ANDREWS, a soldier in the United States Army, who came home 
on the sick furlough Christmas, died at his brother-in-law's, Mr. Mc. G. FORD, on Friday night last. He 
was buried Saturday evening at the family burying ground two miles from Bethel, by the I. O. O. F. A 
large crowd attended his burial. 

Mr. John S. HARRIS Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 31, 1908 

We learn with regret of the death of Mr. John S. HARRIS, which occurred at his home in Falkland town- 
ship on Tuesday, after a long illness. Mr. HARRIS was about 55 years of age, and is survived by one 
daughter and four sons. He was truly a good man, and one of Pitt county's very best citizens. Among his 
neighbors he was known as a man of exceeding kindness and generosity, and was never known to turn a 
deaf ear to an appeal for charity or help. He was one who loved uprightness, and his own life was 
marked with the highest honor and integrity. His death is indeed a loss to the county. 

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Brooks Family Court Notice 

Eastern Reflector, March 24, 1903 

Pitt County, In Superior Court Before the Clerk 
L. J. CHAPMAN, adm'r of Jacob BROOKS 

VS 

Spencer BROOKS, Sallie EDWARDS, Susan SMITH, Elsie HINES, C. C. BLAND, Annie G. TAYLOR, J. Z. 
BROOKS, Joseph COBB, James COBB, William BROOKS, Gus BLAND, Catherine BRASWELL, Jane 
BRASWELL, Wilks BROOKS, Barto BROOKS, Council BROOKS, Mary SMITH, Martha BROOKS, Richard 
BROOKS, Fred BROOKS, Lovie FRIZELLE, Susan GASKINS, John KINSAUL and Jane KINSAUL. 

The defendants above named will take notice that an action entitled as above has been commenced in the 
Superior court of Pitt county to sell for assets a small piece of land in Swift Creek township belonging to 
the estate of the late Jacob BROOKS, and that the above named defendants are his heirs at Law, and the 
said defendants will take notice that they are required to appear at the office of the Clerk of the Superior 
Court of Pitt county on Saturday the 9 day of April, 1903, at 10 o'clock a. m. and answer or demur to the 
petition filed in said action or an order will be made authorizing the sale of said land. 
This February 28th, 1903. 

D. C. MOORE 
Clerk Superior Court 



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Mrs. Elizabeth BRAXTON Dead 

Daily Reflector, Tues., Aug. 18, 1908 

Ayden Items, Aug. 18th.. ..Mrs. Elizabeth BRAXTON died this morning, having been confined to her bed 
for several months with cancer of stomach. She was taken to Kinston hospital some weeks ago, but 
nothing could be done for her. She was a splendid woman, a member of the Free Will Baptist church, was 
the widow of the late Teel BRAXTON, and leaves one child, Miss Cora BRAXTON, of Ayden. 

Jesse BRILEY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 1, 1891 

Mr. Jesse BRILEY, of Bethel township, passed away at his house on Monday about 6 o'clock. He was 74 
years of age and a good citizen. Peace to his ashes. 

Julian MARSHALL Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Nov. 18, 1885 

A letter was received yesterday morning by Mrs. Sallie MARSHALL, containing the information that her 
son, Mr. Julian MARSHALL, had died in Louisiana on the 8th inst. He lived in Greenville several years 
ago and we regret to learn of his death. 

Henry SHORT 

Wilmington journal, Jan. 1, 1869 

Died on Dec. 21, at his mothers residence in Nash County, while on his return home from Raleigh, Mr. 
Henry SHORT, member of the House of Representatives from Pitt Co., from heart disease. 

Davis J. RICH 

Wilmington Journal, Feb. 19, 1869 

Died monday evening at his boarding house in Raleigh, Sen. Davis J. RICH of Pitt County. He was born 
in Vermont in 1829. 

John R. LAWRENCE Dead 

Daily Reflector, July 7, 1903 

Died on July 4 in Portsmouth, Va., John R. LAWRENCE, brother of L. W. LAWRENCE, aged about 60. He 
left Greenville about 22 years ago and spent the last 15 in Portsmouth. 

Mr. D. D. Gardner Dead 

Daily Reflector, Mon., April 25, 1910 

Mr. D. D. GARDNER died at 11:30 o'clock, Sunday night, at his home on Third Street, after an illness 
covering several months. He was 66 years of age, a native of Wilson county, and moved to Greenville 
some twenty years ago. Mr. GARDNER was twice married, his first wife being Miss Olivia DAVIS, of 
Lenoir county By this marriage there were six living children, Messers. J. Z. GARDNER, of Greenville; W. 
D. GARDNER, of Snow Hill; A. D. GARDNER, of Oxford; Mrs. M. E. HAMILTON, of Wilmington; Mrs. 
H. O. ABBOTT, of Hamlet and Mrs. C. G. WHITEHURST, of Bethel. Some years after the death of his first 
wife he married Mrs. Willie WHITEHURST, of Martin county, who with three small children survive him. 
The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. H. SHORE, the inter- 
ment being in the Episcopal cemetery. 

Sanford GREGORY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Aug. 13, 1899 

Bethel Items, Aug. 9 The mangled body of Mr. Sanford GREGORY who was run over by the train in 

Tarboro, yesterday morning, was brought down on the train last night to be buried here. He was buried 
this evening by the new graves of his father-in-law, Uncle Jacky BRYANT, and brother-in-law Elisha 
BRYANT. 

J. A. WILLIAMS Died 

Daily Reflector, Feb. 16, 1921 

We received word of the death of J. A. WILLIAMS in Washington, D. C, age 60. He was a native of Pitt 
County and worked at the White House for the past 22 years. He leaves a wife and children and was 
buried in Washington, D. C. He was brother of Mrs. Ella GREENE and Mrs. Eva W. SATCHWELL. 



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Mrs. Margaret M. CARRAWAY Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 24, 1857 

Died Mrs. Margaret M., wife of James F. CARRAWAY. She was born in Pitt County, married in 1851 and 
afterwards moved to Georgetown, S. C, where she died on June 14th in her 29th year. She was soon 
joined by her infant; Charlotte Ann Clementine, who died July 24th, being 3 months and 25 days old. 

Mrs. Catherine RANDOLPH Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Jan. 2, 1857 

Died in Greenville, N. C. on Dec. 20th, Mrs. Catherine RANDOLPH, 49, of apoplexy. She leaves two 
daughters and one son. She had been for many years a Roman Catholic, but lately took the Methodist 
faith. 

Fred TYSON Dead 

Kings Weekly, Dec. 16, 1902 

Fred, 16 year old son of Harvey TYSON of Contentnea Twsp., died on morning of Dec. 15th from the 
effects of a fall he got Sunday. Fred and some other boys were riding mules. The one he was riding 
dodged and he fell off against a bush, being hurt in the side. 

Eli WILLIAMS Dead 

Kings Weekly, Oct. 30, 1902 

Died in Farmville on Saturday, Oct. 25, Eli WILLIAMS. He was in an unstable mind for years and his 
business was in the hands of a guardian. He left a large estate. 

Mrs. J. O. POLLARD Dead 

Kings Weekly, Fri., Feb. 12, 1897 

Died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. EDWARDS in Greene County last Sunday; Mrs. J. O. 
POLLARD of Pitt County. She was buried in the family burying ground in Beaver Dam Township. 

Infant CORBETT 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, May 6, 1874 

Died in Pitt County on Feb. 1st of croup, infant son of Walter and Elizabeth CORBETT, aged nearly 2 years. 
Mrs. Mary F. FORBES Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Aug. 12, 1874 

Died in Pitt County on July 4, Mrs. Mary F. FORBES, wife of Arthur FORBES and daughter of John and P. 
A. E. HEARNE, aged 34 years and 6 and 1/2 months. 

John C. JOHNSON Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 3, 1880 

Died Sept. 18th, near Greenville, Pitt County, from congestion of the brain; John C. JOHNSON, son of 
Frank and Olivia JOHNSON, aged 8 years, 7 months and 20 days. He was a great singer. 

John HANDY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, May 10, 1893 

John Handy, a well known colored man, died here last week. 
Orlando HEARNE Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Nov. 25, 1885 

Died near Greenville, Pitt Co., Orlando HEARNE, 47, son of John HEARNE. He leaves 10 brothers and 
sisters. 

Mrs. Margaret MANNING Dead 

North Carolina Christian Advocate, Raleigh, NC, Feb. 18, 1885 

Died near Bethel, Pitt County, Dec. 12, 1884; Mrs. Margaret MANNING, wife of J. L. G. MANNING, aged 
43, after a sickness of ten weeks. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in her youth. She said 
goodbye to her children and her husband before her death. Her oldest son is wayward and prodigal. 
McG. DAVENPORT, L. P., preached her service. 



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Mrs. Mattie R. HEARNE Dead 

Tarboro Southerner, Oct. 11, 1877 

Died in Gainesville, Florida on Sept. 16; Mattie R. HEARNE, wife of R. M. HEARNE, formerly of 
Greenville, N. C., late of Charlotte, N. C. and daughter of H. HOOKER of Greenville, N. C, aged 29 years, 
9 months and 20 days. 

Mrs. F. M. COBB Dead 

Tarboro Southerner, Nov. 17, 1876 

Died in Pitt County at her residence near Falkland on the 11th Inst., of liver disease; Mrs. F. M. COBB, in 
the 56th year of her age. 

James BROOKS Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Feb. 22, 1898 

James BROOKS, a colored man living near Haddock's X Roads whose wife died this week, has been 
married over thirty years, and never had a doctor in his house till his wife was taken sick, a week before 
her death. 

William M. COX Dead 

Tarboro Southerner, Sept. 3, 1875 

Died in Pitt County on the 5th Inst., William M. COX. 
Mrs. E. E. HART Dead 

New King's Dollar Daily, Greenville, NC, Jan. 16, 1904 

Died Sunday afternoon at her home in East Kinston, of fever resulting from child birth, Mrs. E. E. HART. 
She leaves her husband E. E. HART and 5 children. She was buried in Kinston. She was the daughter of 
Mr. FORBES of Greenville. 

Both Lose Their Mother 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 23, 1899 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter POLLARD, of this town, have just sustained a double bereavement. Mrs. Allen 
HARDEE, mother of Mrs. POLLARD, died Saturday night at her home in Contentnea township, and Mrs. 
Fannie POLLARD, mother of Mr. POLLARD, died Sunday night at her home in Farmville. 

Died Mr. McG. DANIEL 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 15, 1890 

Mr. McG. DANIEL, a highly respected citizen of Pactolus township, died yesterday morning about 9:30 
o'clock. Mr. DANIEL had been a sufferer for some time with consumption from which he died. His 
bereaved family have our deepest sympathy. 

Mrs. Lewis IVES Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 2, 1893 

Johnson's Mill Items Mrs. Lewis IVES died last Tuesday after illness of five weeks. Her remains were 

interred in the cemetery at St. John's Wednesday. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn their loss. 

Redmond CAESAR Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., April 5, 1893 

Old man Redmond CAESAR, colored, commonly known as Red Blow, died in this town on last Thursday. 
He was 87 years old. For many years he followed the occupation of drayman and was a prominent figure 
about the wharf. In his prime he was the strongest man in the community and could lift a heavier weight 
than any competitor. 

Mrs. Mollie ROLLINS Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Feb. 18, 1898 

Bethel Items, Feb. 15. ...Mrs. Mollie ROLLINS died Saturday night about 8 o'clock. Funeral services were 
held in the Methodist church Monday morning at nine o'clock by Rev. B. B. CULBRETH. Her remains 



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were then taken down in Carolina township and interred beside her late husband James R. ROLLINS. She 
leaves six children who have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. 



J. D. COBB Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Jan. 8, 1890 

Mr. J. D. COBB, an old citizen of this town who for several years had been an invalid, died Christmas day. 
His remains were interred in Cherry Hill cemetery the day following. 

Mrs. Salan COX Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Jan. 2, 1900 

Winterville Items, Dec. 30, 1899.. ..Mrs. Salan COX, Dr. COX'S mother, died at her daughter's, Mrs. Frank 
CARROL'S, Thursday morning, and was buried at Hancock graveyard yesterday evening. She was 72 
years old and up to this short sickness has been visiting among her children from time to time. Her 
husband died about 8 years ago. 

Washington WOOTEN Dead 

Tarborongh Southerner, Feb. 4, 1869 

Died on Jan. 28th at his residence near Falkland, Pitt county; Washington WOOTEN, aged 53 years. 



Pitt County Plantations 

The following letter appeared in the Washington Progress, Washington, NC, Tues., June 28, 1887. This 
interesting article names the farms between Washington and Greenville in the order in which they 




Editor Progress: 

Your excellent article in this week's Progress relative to Washington's Needs for Railroad facilities con- 
tained one decided error. In discussing the most favorable line of Road you sagaciously prefer the one 
from Washington via Greenville to Wilson, but say, "while the country from Washington to Greenville is 
very poor and undesirable, it should be remembered that from Greenville to Wilson a more thrifty and 
energetic class of farmers cannot be found in the State." I am thoroughly acquainted with the farms and 
farmers on and adjacent to the road from Washington to Wilson and take the responsibility of declaring 
that from Washington to Greenville, no better farms and no better farmers are in North Carolina. If you 
take the road south of the river you pass the farms of W. H. PATRICK, J. T. WINFIELD, the GRIST farm, 
the STICKNEY farm, the SATTERTHWAITE place, the Joe SAUNDERS farm, Gen. Bryan GRIMES' farm, 
the WILSON farm, the William GRIMES' place, the TAFT farm, the John CHERRY place, the TUCKER 
farm, the BROWN farm, and Col. YELLOWLEY'S farm. These lands are all in high cultivation and are 
worked by men of intelligence, men of energy and men of wealth. If you take the road North of Tar River 
you pass, by the farms of Col. WHARTON, John GRIMES, R. R. FLEMING, the LITTLE place, the numer- 
ous PERKINS", DAVENPORTS", LANGLEYS', DANIELS" and others. Indeed right along that route lies 
the best corn producing section of the State excepting Hyde County and the cotton lands are excellent. 
Come up to Greenville next week on one side of the river and go home on the other and you will see the 
finest prospects for big crops of corn and cotton — the best evidence of intelligence and thrifty farmers — 
that ever you did see, With this additional inducement for the Road from Washington to Wilson we trust 
you will increase your most commendable efforts to arouse our people to a sense of their almost criminal 
supineness in such matters and rest not until the thundering echoes of the mighty engine steed and the 
shrill blast of steam struggles shall convince them that in truth and in fact their slumbers are over. 

Very Truly, 
Andrew JOYNER 
Greenville, June 21, '87 



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Petition To Annex To Martin County, 1805 



The following petition to annex part of Northern Pitt County to Martin County is found in the NC 
General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1805, NC Archives. The request to annex was rejected. 
Contributed by Leah McGlohon. 

H 



Petition of William ROGERS of Pitt County and others 

To the Honourable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 

Gentlemen your petitioners Humbly beg leave to represent to you the great inconvenience they labour 
under at this time in consequence of their Local stuations living at the distance of Eighteen or Twenty 
Miles from their Court House and divided from the seat of their County by the waters of Tar River 
Trantress Creek and Flat Swamp which often prevents your petitioners from attending to their public 
duty in sd County on account of the overflowing of the above Creek and swamp and in the winter they 
are often completely frozen over. When should you in your wisdom pass act to annex tham to the County 
of Martin they would not have to have more than Eleven or Twelve Miles to Transact any of there public 
business and that on a pleasant Road without any waters to interrupt there passage. Your petitioners 
furthur state that there is but five familys thus situated and the part under consideration does not exceed 
fifeteen Hundred Acres of Land. Therefore your petitioners Humbly pray that you woul take their case 
into consideration and grant them relief by annexing them to the County of Martin and as in duty bound 
they will ever pray 



Wm ROGERS Senr 


Thos DANIEL 


Jesse JOLLY Senr 


John BRITTON 


James EVERITT 


Thos. JORDAN 


Hardy COLLE 


Samuel BARROW 


Everitt ROGERS 


Wm EASTWOOD 


Wm ROGERS Junr 


Wm CLEMENTS 


Mathew ORSBURN 


Joseph GAINER 


Thos E. CHANCH Junr 


Josiah COLLINGS 


Simon Geer? JONES 


Charles HADDOCK 


Robert GURGANES 


John YOUBANKS 


Benjaman GURGANES 


John PAGE 


Allen PERCEY 


James HAYWOOD 


Hennery CHANCH 


James BARROW 


Noah GIRGANES 


Samuel ALBRITTON 


Wm OZBIRN 


James LANGLEY 


John KEEL 


Allen MOORE 


Henry JOLLEY 


John ROLLINGS 


Wille GURGANES 


Jesse SHIVERS 


Manson WHIAKER 


George KNOX 


Hennery HOLLADAY 


Simon NOBLES 


George ROGERS 


Rebert SANDERS 




David KNOX 



Runaway Boys 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 20, 1895 

Two boys about 14 years of age, named Richard SMITH and Walter WILLIAMS, living in the section 
known as Fork Swamp, Contentnea township, packed up their belongings and run away from home on 
Sunday. Their fathers have heard nothing from them since. 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Abbott, H. O., Mrs 29 

Abel, Richard 8 

Adams, Alonzo 27 

Albritton, J. C 11 

Albritton, Samuel 33 

Alderson, Capt 4 

Allen, Allie Estelle 17,18 

Allen, D. H 18 

Allen, Edward Ray 18 

Allen, Elmer Ray 18 

Allen, Gideon 24 

Allen, Gideon, Rev 17 

Allen, Henry Etheridge 18 

Allen, J. W 18 

Allen, Joseph James 18 

Allen, LeRoy 18 

Allen, Mary P. 18 

Allen, Richard 1 

Andrews, Elizer 10 

Andrews, George W 28 

Armstrong, James, Col 12 

Ashe, Samuel, Hon 12 

Avery, Ada 26 

Avery, Betty 25 

Avery, Martha 25, 26 

Avery Richard 25, 26 

Baggett, James 1 

Ballard, Winnefred 10 

Barber, Henry B 25 

Barfield, Mr 12 

Barrow, Alpha 2 

Barrow, Benja 2 

Barrow, James 33 

Barrow, Joel 2 

Barrow, Lydia 2 

Barrow, Marcus 2 

Barrow, Richard 2 

Barrow, Samuel , 12, 33 

Bell, Franklin 24 

Best, W. L 24 

Biggs, Mr 6 

Bland, C. C 28 

Bland, George 1, 2 

Bland, Gus 28 

Bland, Theophilus 27 

Bland, W. B 25 

Blount, E. G 26 

Blount, Jacob 9 

Blount, Penelope 16 

Boyette, Bettie 16 

Boyette, Bettie, Mrs 16 



Boyette, William H 16 

Boyette, Willie H 16 

Branch, D. N 25 

Branch, John 25, 26 

Branch, W.J 26 

Braswell, Catherine 28 

Braswell, Jane 28 

Braxton, Cora 29 

Braxton, Elizabeth, Mrs 29 

Braxton, James 26 

Braxton, John 26 

Braxton, Lodi L. A 26 

Braxton, Martha 26 

Braxton, Teel 29 

Bright, Sarah Ann 25 

Briley, Benjamin 9, 10, 11 

Briley, Bennett 10 

Briley, Jesse 10 

Briley, John 10 

Briley, Jesse 29 

Briley, Mary 10 

Briley, William S 10 

Briley, Willis 10 

Britt, W. F. 24 

Britton, John 33 

Brooks, Barto 28 

Brooks, Council 28 

Brooks, Fred 28 

Brooks, J. Z 28 

Brooks, Jacob 28 

Brooks, James 31 

Brooks, Martha 28 

Brooks, Richard 28 

Brooks, Spencer 24, 28 

Brooks, Stephen 12, 13 

Brooks, Wilks 28 

Brooks, William 28 

Broton, Joseph H 20 

Brown, Mr. 32 

Brown, Zilpha R 11 

Bruten, Henry 20 

Bryan, Wm 9 

Bryant, Elisha 29 

Bryant, Jacky 29 

Buck, Ann 16 

Buck, Bettie 16 

Buck, Bill 25 

Buck, Camillus Adolphus 16, 17 

Buck, Delia Maud 16 

Buck, Dewitt Clinton 16, 17 

Buck, Edwin Hunter 16 

Buck, Elizabeth 25 



Buck, Harriet E 16 

Buck, Henry Urvin 16 

Buck, James 16 

Buck, James Thaddeus 16 

Buck, John Newman 16 

Buck, Marshall 25 

Buck, Mary Urvinah 16 

Buck, Medora Penelope 16 

Buck, Penelope 16 

Buck, Richard 25 

Buck, Robert Wilie 16 

Buck, Urvin H 16, 17 

Buck, Wm. Humphrey 16, 17 

Burney, Simon 14 

Burney, William 14 

Byrd, Mary R 16 

Caesar, Redmond 31 

Cannon, Alfred 24 

Cannon, Alice Carman 17 

Cannon, Allie 25 

Cannon, Argent P. 24 

Cannon, Betsie 25 

Cannon, Caleb 11, 15, 26 

Cannon, Caleb, Jr. 17, 24 

Cannon, Carrie Smith 17 

Cannon, Celia Eugenia 17 

Cannon, Charles E 24 

Cannon, Clarence V. 15 

Cannon, David 24, 26 

Cannon, Delia E 17 

Cannon, Dennis 2, 9, 24 

Cannon, Edward 2, 8, 9, 12 

Cannon, Elias 24 

Cannon, Elizabeth 8, 9 

Cannon, Erastus 26 

Cannon, H. C 24, 25 

Cannon, Harriet 25 

Cannon, Harriet Elizabeth 17 

Cannon, Heber Caleb 17 

Cannon, Henry 8, 9, 13, 24 

Cannon, Hillry 25 

Cannon, Isaac 25 

Cannon, Ivey 25 

Cannon, J. W 17, 26 

Cannon, James E 25 

Cannon, James Emanuel 17 

Cannon, James Franklin 25 

Cannon, James 25 

Cannon, James W 25 

Cannon, Jane 8 

Cannon, Jesse 15, 25 



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Cannon, John 8, 9, 15, 26 

Cannon, John Robert 17 

Cannon, John W 25 

Cannon, Joseph 25 

Cannon, Joyce Winnifred 17 

Cannon, Lewis 12, 25 

Cannon, Lota 25 

Cannon, Margaret 8 

Cannon, Martha 15 

Cannon, Martha Lucretia 17 

Cannon, Martha Selina 17, 24 

Cannon, Mary 8, 15, 25 

Cannon, Mary A 17 

Cannon, Olif 8 

Cannon, R. C 26 

Cannon, Richard 26 

Cannon, Robert C 15 

Cannon, Roy Lester 17 

Cannon, Ruth 8 

Cannon, Samuel 26 

Cannon, Sarah 8 

Cannon, T. C 24, 25 

Cannon, Thaddeus 26 

Cannon, Thelma Cornelia 17 

Cannon, Thomas 15, 25, 26 

Cannon, Thomas Eugene 17 

Cannon, Thomas, Jr 24 

Cannon, W. C 24 

Cannon, W. J 26 

Cannon, W. Shadrack 25 

Cannon, William 1, 2, 8, 25 

Cannon, William A 24 

Cannon, William Abram 17 

Carman, Cornelia 25 

Carman, Delia E 24 

Carman, E. C 24, 25 

Carman, Elizabeth R 11 

Carman, Lota 24 

Carman, Louis 24 

Carman, Mary Alice 25 

Carraway, James F. 30 

Carraway, Margaret M., Mrs 30 

Carroll, Frank, Mrs 32 

Cason, Hillary 12 

Caswell, Richard 13 

Chanch, Hennery 33 

Chanch, Thos. E., Jr 33 

Chapman, L. J 28 

Cherry, John 32 

Chestnutt,J. L 26 

Christopher, Helen , Mrs 17 

Churchill, James F 20 

Churchill, James Henry 19, 20 

Churchill, James Penelope 20 

Churchill, John 20 

Churchill, Levis Allen 17, 18, 21 



Churchill, Raymond Estelle 19 

Churchill, Richard William 19, 20 

Churchill, Wyatt L 19, 20 

Clark, Annie S 21 

Clark, Mr 6 

Clark, William Ann 21 

Clements, Wm 33 

Cobb, F. M., Mrs 31 

Cobb, J. D 32 

Cobb, James 28 

Cobb, Joseph 28 

Cogdell, R 13 

Colle, Hardy 33 

Collings, Josiah 33 

Collins, R. P. 24 

Congleton, David 2 

Cooke, Jas 13 

Corbett, Elizabeth 30 

Corbett, Walter 30 

Corbirt, Berta 25 

Coward, Edward R 11 

Coward, Sarah A 11 

Cox, J. D 26 

Cox, Salan, Mrs 32 

Cox, William M 31 

Craft, James E 25 

Crawford, David 27 

Crawford, Ivey 24 

Crawford, James 2 

Crawford, Louis 27 

Crawford, M 24 

Crawford, Siddie 24 

Culbreth, B. B., Rev 31 

Dail, J. F 25, 26 

Dail, Jonathan 26 

Dancy, G. A 11 

Daniel, Benjamin 22 

Daniel, Frances E 21, 22 

Daniel, Margaret 22 

Daniel, McG 31 

Daniel, Mr 6, 32 

Daniel, Robert 12 

Daniel, Thos 33 

Darden, Alfred 20 

Davenport, McG 30 

Davenport, Mr 32 

Davis, James 13 

Davis, Olivia 29 

Dawson, J. P. 24 

Deal, Thomas 25 

Delaney, W. K 10 

Dickinson, Malachi 1 

Dickinson, Marshall 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Dikes, George, Jr. 2 

Dixon, Louisa 18 



Dixon, William 20 

Donaldson, Delia Maude 17 

Donaldson, Frank 16 

Donaldson, Robert A 17 

Dybowski, Alma Moses, Mrs 16 

Eason, Ben C. D 20 

Eastwood, Wm 33 

Edmonson, Haywood 20 

Edwards, B. W., Mrs 30 

Edwards, H. C 24 

Edwards, J. B 24 

Edwards, J. S 5 

Edwards, Sallie 28 

Ellis, Benja 1 

Ellis, Henry 1 

Evans, Amos 25 

Evans, George Ann 25 

Evans, Nettie 23 

Evans, Patricia 25 

Everett, Mary 26 

Everitt, James 33 

Farley, J. R 24 

Flake, Celia 26 

Fleming, Lunsford 26 

Fleming, R. R 32 

Fleming, Willis Benjamin 21 

Forbes, Arthur 10, 13, 14, 30 

Forbes, Mary R, Mrs 30 

Forbes, Mr. 31 

Ford, Mc. G 28 

Foreman, John L 10 

Freeman, Charles Franklin 19, 20 

Freeman, Eliza 19 

Freeman, John H 19 

Freeman, John T 19, 20 

Freeman, Mary 19, 20 

Freeman, Samuel Drew 19, 20 

Frizelle, Lovie 28 

Frizzle, I. J 24 

Frizzle, Jonathan R 11 

Frizzle, Warren F. 11 

Frizzle, William R 11 

Fulford, John 1 

Gainer, Joseph 33 

Gardner, A. D 29 

Gardner, D. D 29 

Gardner, J. Z 29 

Gardner, Martha 25 

Gardner, Sylvester 25 

Gardner, W. D 29 

Garris, Penny 25 

Garris, Richard 25 

Garris, Richard H 25 



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Garris, S. B 25 

Garris, Susan Elizabeth 25 

Garris,W.G 25 

Garriss, A. B 24 

Gaskins, Susan 28 

Girganes, Noah 33 

Goff, Thomas 1 

Gorham, James 12, 14 

Granger, Elisabeth 20 

Granger, Jackson 20 

Gray, Parrott 20 

Greene, Charles 10 

Greene, Ella, Mrs 29 

Gregory, Sanford 29 

Griffin, Ada Corrine 22 

Griffin, George Thomas 22, 23 

Griffin, George W 22, 23 

Griffin, Norman B 22 

Griffin, Pennie E 22 

Griffin, William Asa 22 

Grimes, Anne 16 

Grimes, Bryan , Gen 32 

Grimes, Dempsey 16 

Grimes, John 32 

Grimes, Penelope, Mrs 16 

Grimes/William 32 

Grimmer, Robert 14 

Grist, Mr 32 

Gurganes, Benjaman 33 

Gurganes, Robert 33 

Gurganes, Wille 33 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 11 

Haddock, Charles 33 

Hamilton, M. E., Mrs 29 

Handy, John 30 

Hanrahan, J. A 24 

Hardee, Allen, Mrs 31 

Hardee, G. W 24 

Hardee, Thomas 14 

Harding, Fred 24, 25 

Harinton, Quenie May 18 

Harper, H. D., Dr 27 

Harper, Henry 20 

Harper, W. B 25 

Harris, John S 28 

Harris, Timothy 1 

Harrison, W. H 25 

Hart, E. E 31 

Hart, Jessee 11 

Hart, W. F. 25 

Hart, W. T, Mrs 28 

Hatton, Edgar N 22, 23 

Hatton, Hildred L 22 

Hatton, Margaret F. 22 

Hatton, Martha J 22 



Hatton, Pennie E 22, 23 

Hatton, Robert B 22 

Haywood, James 33 

Hearne, John 30 

Hearne, Mattie R 31 

Hearne, Orlando 30 

Hearne, P. A. E 30 

Hearne, R. M 31 

Heath, J. E 7 

Hellen, J. T 25 

Herrington, James 24 

Herrington, Paul 24 

Hill, W 5 

Hines, Elsie 28 

Hodges, Henry 2 

Hodges, Howell 2 

Hodges, John 2 

Hodges, Lucretia, Mrs 7 

Hodges, Mathew 2 

Hodges, Robert 2 

Hodges, S. V. 7 

Holladay, Hennery 33 

Holland, B. F. 23 

Hooker, H 31 

House, David 10 

Iredell, Jas 13 

Ives, Lewis, Mrs 31 

Jackson, Jesse Lillington 15 

Jarrell, Benjamin 9 

Jarrell, Henry 9 

Jenkins, Lucy Ora 19 

Johnson, Frank 30 

Johnson, John C 30 

Johnson, Olivia 30 

Johnson, Pattie, Mrs 28 

Joiner, John 3, 4 

Jolley, Henry 33 

Jolly, Jesse, Sr 33 

Jones, Albert M 21 

Jones, Elsie Langley, Mrs 21 

Jones, Simon Geer? 33 

Jones, Susan 25 

Jones, William M 24 

Jordan, Thos 33 

Joyner, Andrew 32 

Joyner, Isaac 4 

Kammerer, Roger .... 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 15, 

17,21,23,27 

Keel, John 33 

Kennedy, David 9 

Kilpartrick, Peny 20 

King, William 12 

Kinsaul, A. T 25 



Kinsaul, Amos 25 

Kinsaul, Jane 28 

Kinsaul, John 28 

Kittrell, C. T 27 

Kittrell, Matthew S 25 

Kittrell, Ollie 27 

Knowls, John 8 

Knox, David 33 

Knox, George 33 

Langley, Arthur, P. B 23 

Langley, Benjamin David 22, 23 

Langley, Daisy Belle 22 

Langley, David 21, 22 

Langley, David H 22 

Langley, David Hamilton 23 

Langley, David S 22, 23 

Langley, Debbie 23 

Langley, Deborah E 22 

Langley, Electa 22, 23 

Langley, Fannie C 22, 23 

Langley, Fannie E., Mrs 23 

Langley, Harry S 23 

Langley, Harry T 22 

Langley, Indiana 22 

Langley, James 33 

Langley, Margaret L 22, 23 

Langley, Mary P. 22, 23 

Langley, Maud 22 

Langley, Mildred M 22 

Langley, Mr. 32 

Langley, Nettie 23 

Langley, Penelope E 22 

Langley, Pennie 22 

Langley, Reba W 22 

Langley, Sarah E 22 

Langley, Simon P. 22 

Langley, Thomas E 23 

Langley, Thomas Edgar 22 

Langley, Thomas H 21, 22, 23 

Langley, Thomas P. 22, 23 

Langley, Walter R 22 

Langley, William M 22 

Langley, Willie May 22 

Lanier, James 1 

Lare, Sarah 20 

Laughinghouse, W. H 25 

Lawhorn, John 8 

Lawrence, John R 29 

Lawrence, L. W 29 

Letchworth, Joseph 13 

Levinson, Henry 20 

Little, Allen Loyd 18 

Little, Allie Rachel 18 

Little, C. C 18 

Little, George 2 



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Little, Hazel Dell 18 

Little, Irvin L 18 

Little, James 2 

Little, James Doyle 18 

Little, John 2 

Little, Leonard A 18 

Little, Leonard Loyd 17, 18 

Little, Mr 32 

Little, Robert J 18 

Little, Samuel 25 

Manning, J. L. G 30 

Manning, T. N 25 

Manning. Margaret, Mrs 30 

Marble, Martha Mewborn 8 

Markland, A. H 5 

Marshall, Julian 29 

Marshall, Sallie, Mrs 29 

Martin, Josiah 23 

May, Benj 2 

May, Benjamin, Major 15 

May, Frances R 16 

May, Harriet 16 

May, Sherrod 26 

May, Sudie G 26 

May, Winnifred 26 

Mayo, Ida 21 

Mayo, Maud 18 

McCaleb, G. D 16 

McCaleb, Urvinah Buck, Mrs 17 

McGlawhorn, Fred 24 

McGlohon, Fred 25 

McGlohon, Leah 33 

McGowan, Arch 27 

McGowan, George 27 

McLa-whorn, J.J 25 

McLawhom, J. Z 25 

McLawhorn, John 27 

Meeks, P. L 20 

Melvil, Thomas 13 

Mills, Clemy 24 

Mills, Frederick 14 

Mills, John Canady 24 

Montgomery, Lee A 16 

Moore, Alfred 12 

Moore, Allen 33 

Moore, D. C 28 

Moore, John 25 

Moore, Nathan 1 

Moore, Thos 1 

Moore, Wade 27 

Moore, Wm 1 

Moye, William D 5 

Murphrey, Aleinda A 11 



Nance, Davis 12 

Nash, Abner, Esq 13 

Neale, Chrisr 9, 13 

Nelson, Eliza 25 

Nelson, Joseph 25 

Nelson, Mary A 25 

Nelson, T. C 24 

Newman, Anne 16 

Newman, John 16 

Newman, John C 16 

Newman, Penelope, Miss 16 

Newsome, Alfred Lamah 16 

Newsome, Bettie, Mrs 17 

Newsome, Harry E 17 

Newsome, John R 16 

Nichols, Arden 3, 4, 5, 6 

Nichols, Edy 5 

Nobles, D. C 25 

Nobles, J. L. W 27 

Nobles, Simon 33 

Norris, John 3 

Norris, Ruthy 3 

Orsburn, Mathew 33 

Ozbim, Wm 33 

Page, John 33 

Paramore, Debbie E 23 

Paramore, Fannie M 23 

Paramore, Joseph Thomas 23 

Parramore, W. J 23 

Patrick, C. L 25 

Patrick, W. H 32 

Pearce, Lazarus 23 

Percey, Allen 33 

Perkins, David 2 

Perkins, Mr 32 

Pettypoole, Abraham 1 

Pierce, Henry 25 

Pinket, Zach 2 

Pittman, Nancy 21 

Pollard James Edgar 21 

Pollard, Benjamin 21 

Pollard, Fannie, Mrs 31 

Pollard, J. O., Mrs 30 

Pollard, James A 21 

Pollard, James Marion 21 

Pollard, Joseph Edgar 21 

Pollard, Josephine 21 

Pollard, Lillian Pearl 21 

Pollard, Nettie Estelle 21 

Pollard, Pheeby 21 

Pollard, Robert Henry 21 

Pollard, Roma 17 

Pollard, Teddie 17 

Pollard, Tedie 21 



Pollard, Walter 31 

Pollard, William Lawrence 21 

Pollard, Willie Ryan 21 

Porter, Allen 25 

Porter, Emily 25 

Powell, Belle Frances 23 

Powell, Fannie C 23 

Powell, John C 23 

Powels, Clarinda 25 

Powels, Nellie 25 

Poyner, Samuel 2 

Pridgen, Eliza Jane 19 

Proctor, Jesse 13, 14 

Proctor, Richard 14 

Pugh, Hugh 9 

Pumphrey, Silvanus 12 

Quinely, Samuel 24 

Randolph, Catherine, Mrs 30 

Rerkins, Washington R 16 

Rich, Davis J 29 

Ricks, Annie L 22 

Ricks, Fannie L 22 

Ricks, Hugh Ward 22 

Ricks, Margaret L 22 

Ricks, Robert D 22 

Ricks, Sophia L 22 

Ricks, Thomas B 22, 23 

Rogers, Charles 11 

Rogers, Everitt 33 

Rogers, Frances A 11 

Rogers, George 33 

Rogers, William, Sr. 33 

Rogers, Wm, Jr 33 

Rogers, Wm., Senr 33 

Rollings, John 33 

Rollins, James R 32 

Rollins, Mollie, Mrs 31 

Ross, Elizabeth 17, 18, 21, 24 

Rountree, Mr 15 

Ryland, Phillip 1 

Sanders, Rebert 33 

Satchwell, Eva W., Mrs 29 

Satterthwaite, Mr. 32 

Saunders, Joe 32 

Shannon, John 1 

Sheppard, Henry 7, 11 

Shivers, Jesse 33 

Shore, J. H., Rev 29 

Short, Henry 29 

Simpkins, Roena 18 

Simpson John 2, 12 

Simpson, John, Esq 12, 14 

Smith, Abram 24 



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Smith, E. C 24 

Smith, Ed 27 

Smith, Henry 9, 12 

Smith, Jackie A 24 

Smith, John M 27 

Smith, Malinda 24 

Smith, Mary 28 

Smith, Richard 33 

Smith, Susan 28 

Spencer, Samuel 12 

Spivy, Ephriam 20 

SpyvyJ 17 

Stafford, Wm 1 

Stephens, Elizabeth 10 

Stickney, Mr 32 

Stilley, B. A 24 

Stocks, Ben 26 

Stocks, Josephine 26 

Stocks, Lula 26 

Stokes, Alpha 2 

Stokes, B. F. 26 

Stokes, Bessie 26 

Stokes, Eva 26 

Stokes, James A 26 

Stokes, Joel 2 

Stokes, Lydia 2 

Stokes, Marcus 2 

Stokes, Mary 26 

Stokes, Samuel 1 

Stokes, W. B 26 

Stubblefield, Clem 5 

Sugg, Aquilla 12 

Sugg, Henry 24 

Sugg, Isaac A 26 

Sugg, Sarah 24 

Suggs, Penelope 19, 20 

Sumerell, Burton 24 

Summerill, Christainy 24 

Sumrell, C. S 24 

Sumrell, S. W 25 

Sutton, E. S 25 

Sutton, J. A., Mrs 28 

Taft, Mr 32 

Taylor, Annie G 28 

Teel, Electa 23 

Tildesly, John 2 

Tilghman, Ernest L 22 

Tilghman, J. W 22, 23 

Tilghman, Jesse L 22 

Tilghman, John Harvey 22 

Tilghman, Larry 22 

Tilghman, Mary P. 22 

Tingle, J. R 24 

Tison , Abraham 1 

Tison, Aaron 1 



Tison, George 2 

Tison, John 1, 2 

Tison, Moses 2 

Travis, Sary 1 

Travis, Thomas 1,2 

Tripp, C 25 

Tripp, C. B 25 

Tripp, J. B 25 

Tripp, Jackie A 25 

Tripp, Redding 25 

Tripp, Sarah F. 25 

Tripp, Thomas 25 

Truss, Samuel 1 

Tucker, Keeley 15 

Tucker, Mr 32 

Turnage, E C, Mrs 28 

Turnage, John 20 

Turnage, Martha 10 

Tuten, Pearson 14 

Tuten, William 14 

Tyson, Abner 3, 4, 5 

Tyson, Edmund 3, 5 

Tyson, Edy 3, 4, 5 

Tyson, Fred 30 

Tyson, Harvey 30 

Tyson, Henry 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Tyson, James 3, 5 

Tyson, Japhet 26 

Tyson, John 3 

Tyson, Mamie 21 

Tyson, Moses 27 

Tyson, Polly 3, 5 

Tyson, Sarah 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 

Tyson, William 3, 5 

Van Pelt, Henry 14 

Van Pelt, John 14 

Vause, G. C, Rev 28 

Venters, G. W 25 

Vines, Nancy 10 

Vines, Samuel 3, 6, 7 

Vinson, Cilia 24 

Vinson, James 24 

Vinson, Sarah 24 

Walker, John 2 

Walles, Reuben 20 

Ward, Michael 1 

Warren, Alvania 21 

West, W. P. 16 

Wharton, Col 32 

Whiaker, Manson 33 

Whitehurst, C. G, Mrs 29 

Whitehurst, Willie, Mrs 29 

Williams, Eli 30 

Williams, J. A 29 



Williams, John 1, 12 

Williams, Walter 33 

Williams, William 12 

Willson, Daniel, Jr 14 

Wilson, Lewis H 25 

Wilson, Mr 32 

Wilson, William 2 

Winfield, J. T 32 

Woodward, John 8 

Woodward, Sarah 8 

Woollard, Laura 23 

Wooster, Bettie 16 

Wooster, James 16 

Wooster, Mary, Mrs 16 

Wooten, F. M 27 

Wooten, Washington 32 

Worsley, Thomas 23 

Worthington, J. K 25 

Yellowley, Col 32 

Youbanks, John 33 




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CORONER'S INQUESTS 1 

RICHARD EVANS ESTATE, 1771 4 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSIONTHOMAS JENKINS 6 

PITT COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES 8 

PETITION TO ANNEX TO MARTIN COUNTY, 1795 11 

NC SUPREME COURT CASE: HANRAHAN vs PUGH 12 

LITTLE GIRL GOES TO FARMVILLE IN 1870 16 

PITT & RELATED CO WILLS SarahCannon, 1733 17 

Benjamin Browne, 1821 17 

Clary Collins, 1840 18 

Nancy Cannon, 1862 19 

Joseph Teel, 1862 20 

JONAS DILDA FAMILY 21 

BIBLE RECORDS James T. Williams Bible 22 

Arthur Forbes Bible 22 

George Meeks Bible 23 

Latham-Laughinghouse Bible 25 

Speight Bible 25 

Bailey-Carson Bible 27 

NEW MEMBERS 28 

QUERIES 29 

INDEX 31 

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FILLERS Moore Family History 3 

Eloped, William Nelson 10 

Estate of Thomas Blount 11 

Florida Crash Fatal, Nelson 15 

Died, Mrs. Jane C. Ward 16 

Obituary, Capt. William Biggs 20 

Died, Mrs. Mary Bynum 21 

Will McLawhorn Killed at Ayden 27 

Reunion 2000 Teaser 30 



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Coroner's Inquests 



From Coroner's Inquests, Secretary of State Papers, S. S. 316, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Transcribed and 
contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Inquest on William HATTAWAY, 1772 



No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest taken for our Soverrein lord the King at the Parrish of Sant Micels in 
the County of Pitt on the 30 day of Novmbr. 1772 In the t wlve year of the Reign of our Sovereign G org e 
The third by the Grace of God of Great Britian france and Ireland King defender of the faith & before 
Demsie GRIMES one of the Coroners of our Said Lord the King for the sd. County On vew of the body 
William Hattaway than and thare lying Dead upon the oaths of David AVERITT James BROWN James 
MAYO Wm. HOPKINS Biggers MOBLEY Abell THOMAS Benja. WINDOM Green WINDOM Walter 
MEEKS Wm. AVERITT David AVERITT Jr. Wm. NICHOLS Jr. Good and lawful Men of our sd. County 
duly Chosen and who being then and thare duly sworn and Charged at Inquire for our sd. Lord the King 
when how and by what means the said William HATTAWAY Came by his death do uppon their Oath Say 
that By the Evidences and Vew and all Surcupstances we sd. Jurrors Can geather that we beleve that 
Thomas HATTAWAY late of our said Parrish and County aforesaid did by Shouting at some turkeys the 
sd. William HATTAY did Receve Some Mortals Wounds He the sd. William HATTAWAY than and Thar 
Instantly died and so the Jurrors aforesaid upon thare oath do say that the said Thomas HATTAWAY Died 
by misfortune and agains the will of him The said Thomas HATTAWAY did Kill and Slay but what Goods 
and Chatties The sd. Thomas HATTAWAY had at that Time of the Killing and Slaying by Misfortune as 
aforesaid the Said Jurors Know not as being a Miner 

Amos ATKINSON MJ {seal} acting Coroner 
David AVERET Foreman of the Inquest {seal} 

Inquest on Ann HARDEE, 1773 



No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest Taken for our Soverein Lord The King at the Parish of Saint Micells 
in the County of Pitt on the fifteenth day of July in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
George The third by the Grace of god of Great Britian france & Ireland King Defender of the faith & 
before Demsie GRIMES one of The Coroners of our Said Lord the King for the said County On vew of the 
Body Ann HARDIE then and there Lying Dead upon the oath of William TRAVIS Isaac STOOCKS Simon 
BURNEY John STOOCKS John MILLS Pearson TUTEL James HANCOCK Abel DEAL George 
ALBRITTAN James BROOKS William BUCK and Nath annee l PETTIT good and lawful men of our said 
County duly Chosen And who being then and there Duly Sworn and Charged to Inquire for our Said 
Lord the King when how and By what meanes the said Ann HARDIE Came by Her death do upon their 
Oath Say that by the Evidenceys & Vew and all Surcumstances we Sd. Jurors Can Geather that we Believe 
that Thomas HARDEE late Our Said Parish & County aforesaid late Husband of The Said Ann HARDEE 
Not having the fear of God before His Eyes but Moved and seduced by the Instergation Of the Devil/ on 
the Seventh day of July in the year Aforesaid with force and arms in the parish aforesaid In the County 
aforesaid, on and upon the Said Ann HARDEE His Said Late wife in the Peace of God and of our Said 
Lord the King with his hands her the Said Ann HARDEE and upon her throat & feloniously wilfully And 
of his Mallice fore thought did Choake & bruse her The Said Ann HARDEE on the throat & of which Said 
Mortell wounds She the Said Ann then and there Instantly died or Suffocated, and So the Jurors aforesd. 
Upon their oath Say against the peace aforesaid Lord The King his Crown & Dignatey In witness where 
of As well the said Coroner and the Said william TRAVIS Foreman of the Said Jurors on the Behalf of 
himself And the Rest of his said fellow Jurors have to This Inquisition Set our hand & Seals the day year 
And place above mentioned. 

Demsie GRIMES Cornr {seal} 
William TRAVIS Foreman {seal} 



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Inquest on Cherry WHICHARD, 1774 

No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest taken for our Soverreign Lord the King at the Parrish of Saint Micels 
in the County of Pitt on the 4 day of december 1774 In the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Gorge The third by the Grace of God of Great Britian france And Ireland King defender of the faith & 
before Demsie GRIMES one of the Coroners of our Said Lord the King for the Sd. County on vew of the 
body of Chira WHICHARD than and thare lying dead upon the Oaths of John BRINKLEY John JONES 
Samuel BARROW John HODGES Joshua JAMES Lamuel JAMES James COPER William SMITH Kella 
CASON Odean OMERIAN John FLEMMEN Lazrus CHIARE Good and lawful men of our Sd. County 
Duly Chosen and who being then and thare duly Sworn And Charged to Inquire for our Sd. Lord the 
King When how and what means the Sd. Chera WHICHARD Came by his death do Upon their Oaths 
Say that by Evidences and vew and all Surcumstances we Sd. Jurors Can Geather that we believe that 
Cheare WHICHARD Was actidentally Smuthered and So the Jurors aforesd. upon thare Oths do Say 
Given from under our Hands and Seals. Demsie GRIMES Cor. (seal) 

John BRINKLEY (seal) 

Inquest on Joseph CONAWAY, 1774 

No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest taken for our Soverreign lord the King at the parrish of Saint Micels 
in the County of pitt on the 15 day of October 1774 In the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Gorge The third by the grace of God of great Britian france And Ireland King defender of the faith & 
before Demsie GRIMES one of the Coroners of our Said Lord the King for the Sd. County on vew of the 
body of Joseph CONAWAY Than and thare lying dead upon the Oaths of Edward SALTER forman 
James BONNER Richard GRIST Nathan GODLEY Jarol PALMER James WALL Thomas BARTLETT 
James BLOUNT Benjamin GRIST Aaron COX Christopher WHITE John SALTER Good and lawful men 
of our Sd. County Duly Chosen and who being Then and thare duly Sworn And Charged to Inquire for 
our sd. Lord the King When how and by what means the Sd. Joseph CONAWAY Came By his death do 
upon their Oths Say that by Evidences and vew and all Surcumstances we Sd. Jurors Can geather that we 
believe that Joseph CONAWAY Was actid entally Drowned and So the Jurors aforesd. upon thare Othes 
do Say 

Given from under our 

Hands and Seals. Demsie GRIMES Cor. {seal} 

Edward SALTER Formn of sd Jury {seal} 

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Inquest on James JONES, 1774 

No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest taken for our Soverreign lord the King at the parrish of Saint Micels 
in the County of pitt on the on the 30 day of August 1774 In the fourteenth year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign George The third by the grace of God of Great Britian france And Ireland King defender of the 
faith & before Demsie GRIMES one of the Coroners of our said Lord the King for the Said County on vew 
of the body of James JONES Than and there lying dead upon the Oths of James GOREHAM foreman 
William BRYANT Esqr. John BRINKLEY James WAINRIGHT Howel HODGES Roelin DICKSON Jesse 
JOLLY Simon EVERITT John JOLLEY Peter JOLEY George LITTLE Josiah LITTLE Good and Lawful 
men of or sd. County Duly Chosen and who being Then and there duly sworn And Charged to In quir for 
our sd. lord the King When how and by what means the Sd. James JONES Came By his death do upon 
thare oths Say that by Evidences and vew and all Surcumstances we sd. Jurors Can geather that we 
beleive that James JONES by over drinking and lying in the Road In the Sun the liquer working on him 
That was the Cause of his unhappe death 
Given from under our 

Hands and Seals. Demsie GRIMES {seal} 

James GORHAM formn {seal} 



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Inquest on Samuel COLHOON, 1775 

No Carolina Pitt County} An Inquest Taken for our Sovereign lord the Kin at the parrish of Saint micels in 
the County of pitt on the 6 day of febuary 1775 in the fifeteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign George 
The third by the Grace of god of great britian france & Ireland King defender of the faith & before Demsie 
GRIMES one of the Coroners of our Sd Lord the King for the County aforesd. on vew of the Body of 
Samuel COLHOON than and thare lying dead upon the oths of James GORHAM forman John 
BRINKLEY William BOALDEN John JONES Majer HARRISS John HODGES Simon POPE William 
NORCOTT Isaac LITTLE John EVENS William HARRISS Robert FLAKE Good and lawful men of our 
sd. County Duly Chosen and who being then and there duly Sworn and Charged to Inquire for our Sd. 
Lord the King When how and by what means the Said Samuel COLHOON Came by his death do upon 
their Oths Say that by Evidences and vew and all Surcumstances we Sd. Jurors Can geather that we 
Believe that Samuel COLHOON He being out of his Sences was Excerry to his own Death and So the 
Jurors afore Sd. upon thare oths Do Say Given from under our hands and Seals 
Demsie GRIMES (seal) 

James GORHAM {seal} 



Moore Family History 

The following are short biographies of members of the Moore family from Pitt County found in 
Goodspeed's Histories of Tennessee Counties. Contributed by Erin H. Moore. 

Martin MOORE 

Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Fayette and Hardeman Counties, 1887, p. 932 

Martin MOORE, a prominent farmer of the Fourth District, was born April 11, 1819, in Pitt County, N. C, 
in which State his parents were born, raised and married. His father, William MOORE, while a resident of 
his native State, was a magistrate for a number of years, and a constable until he was forced to sell the 
household goods of a family. He was of so kind and sympathetic a disposition, that he resigned rather 
than perform such duties. He married Miss Frances FORREST, of English origin, by whom he had five 
sons and three daughters. In 1835 he moved his family to Tennessee, locating in the western district, 
Haywood County. He was a prosperous farmer and Jeffersonian Democrat. His death occurred in 1836, 
and his wife's in 1873. Both were Christian people, true and honorable, but never united with any church. 
The grandfather FORREST was a faithful soldier of the Revolutionary war. 

William B. MOORE 

Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Haywood County, 1887, p. 936 

William B. MOORE, M. D., a well known and popular practitioner of Haywood County, was born in the 
county, September 15, 1835, and is the son of Alfred and Elizabeth (PHILLIPS) MOORE, both natives of 
North Carolina. His father was born in 1810, and in 1835 came to Haywood County, settling eleven miles 
south of Brownsville, and is still living. Dr. MOORE's mother was born in 1815 and died in 1848. After 
finishing his education Dr. Moore went to the medical university at Nashville to study medicine, in 1860- 
61, but the war coming on, he enlisted in it, and in the fall of 1865-66 he obtained his diploma at that 
university. In 1866 he went to the New Orleans Medical College, for the purpose of securing a more 
thorough knowledge of diseases peculiar to the south then returned to Haywood County and com- 
menced practicing, locating eleven and a half miles west of Brownsville, and met with the most gratifying 
success. July 24, 1867, he married Miss Eliza J. HUDSON, a native of Hardeman County, born July 1, 1840. 
Unto this union were born seven children — four sons and three daughters — one of each having died. Dr. 
MOORE is a firm Democrat, and with his wife belongs to the Missionary Baptist Church. He is regarded 
as a well posted physician. 



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Richard Evans Estate, mix 



This record is found in the New Bern District Estate Records, DSCR 206.508.3, NC Archives. Abstracted 
and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



The State of North Carolina 

To the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt Greetings 
Whereas John FRY Executor of the last Will and testament of Richard EVANS deceased hath made on 
Affidavit before our Superior Court of law and Equity for the District of Newbern that the said County 
Court having appointed auditors to audit his accounts as Executor of the last Will and testament of 
Richard EVANS deceased a report of the said Auditors was returned to the said County Court in April 
term last. Whereupon at the same term this deponant conceiving injustice had been done him by the 
determination of the said Auditors Objected to the same being received and filed but the Court did 
nevertheless cause the same to be received and filed — that this deponant did thereupon pray an appeal to 
this Court but the Court refused to grant the same, and this Deponant further saith that he applied to the 
said Court again in June term following to obtain relief thereupon but the Court again rejected his appli- 
cation he again applied for an appeal to this Court but the court refused to grant him the same. We 
therefore being willing that due and speedy Justice be done Do reccomend you to send up a transcript of 
the record of the proceedings of your said Court in April and June terms last concering a report of Audi- 
tors appointed by the same court to examine & report upon the accounts of the said Executor together 
with a copy of the said report to the next term of this court or shew Cause to the contrary. 
Witness Silas COOKE Clerk of the said Superior Court & at Newbern this twentieth day of November in 
the Tenth Year of our Independence Anno Dom 1786 Silas COOKE" 

"John FRY Excr of Richd. EVANS deed 
VS 

The Justices of Pitt County } 

The Report of John WILLIAMS Arthur FORBES and William BLOUNT 
To November Term 1789 

State of North Carolina. Pitt County 

To the Honourable the Judges of the Superior Court of Law for the District of Newbern 
Mr. John FRY in his capacity of Executor to the Estate of Richard EVANS Esquire Deceased exhibitted to 
us the Annexed Account and We in Obedience to the Annexed order have Audited the same and Report 
That the Eight first charges commencing September the 16th 1771 and ending May the 14th 1772 amount- 
ing to L 25.12.4 appear to be Supported. That the five Succeeding charges under the date of Septemr the 
2nd 1777 amounting to L 208.5.0 aught to be Ballanced by the Hire of the Two Negro Wenches Abigail and 
Nell being the same creditted for by Mr. FRY for Four Years and Nine Months Service at L 12 pr. Year and 
extended L 56. It having appeared in Evidence to us that the said Two Negro Wenches Abigail and Nell 
were put into the hands of the said FRY by George EVANS Esquire now deceased who was also an 
Executor to the Estate of the said Richd. EVANS and who while living was the Principal Acting one to the 
end that the use and Service of the said Wenches Abigail and Nell should compensate the said FRY for all 
the Charges purposes and Services charged under the date of September the 2nd 1777 and that Mr. FRY 
assented thereto. That the remainder of the Charges Commencing under the date of October the 3rd 1773 
except the charge for Negro hire to repair the Mill and the last Charge for time and overlooking appear to 
be Supported they amount to L 29.6.5 That from the Evidence we received respecting the a bilat y of the 
Negroes for which Hire is charged namely that one was a Boy the second a Common Fellow and the 
Third an old negro Wench which the said FRY purchased of the said Richard EVANS for Twenty Five 
pounds and is the same Twenty Five pounds that makes the first Credit in the annexed Account and from 
the Mariner of their working it is our Opinion that Three Shills pr. day as charged by Mr. FRY is too much 



"State at the instance of John FRY Excr of Richd. EVANS deed. } 
VS } 
The Justices of Pitt County } 



Writ of Mandamus 
Ret May term 1786 



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and Two Shillings per day is Quite the Vallue of their Labour and finding so that it is our Opinion that in 
place of L 159.9 which is the amount of the whole of Mr. FRY's charges for negro Hire he ou ghtt to be 
allowed Only L 106.6 and that as to the last charge of L 50 for time and overlooking and directing It is our 
Opinion that it is not Supported by the Articles of Agreement and that it ought not to be allowed. That the 
whole of the sums by us allowed Amount to L 171.4.9 That by the Annexed account It also appears to us 
that the said FRY hath received sundry articles amounting to L 227.6 enclusive of the L 56 as before shewn 
to placed against the Debits under the date of September 2nd 1777 so that there appears to us to be due on 
the said anexxed account from the said John FRY to the Estate of the said Richard EVANS the sum L 56.1.3 
with Lawful Interest from the first day of July 1778 untill paid. 

We further report that George EVANS the Son of the said Richard EVANS and at this time also an acting 
Executor to the Estate of his Father exhibited to us a Note of hand which is also hereto Annexed which note 
appears to us to be in the hand Writeing of John FRY and to have been by him Subscribed; upon it's being 
shown to him he answered he knew nothing of it and would not agree that it should be placed to his Debit 
and from the Antiquity of this Note which bares date January the 31st 1760 we feel ourselves at a loss to 
determen wheather it should be placed to his Debit or Not therefore Submitt that Charge to the Court. It is 
to be remarked that Richd EVANS aforesaid Marryd Miss COTANCH the only child of Michal COTANCH 
and that he the said Richard EVANS thereby became sole Legatee or Heair to the Estate of the said Michal 
COTANCH. 

Given under our Hands and (torn) at Greeneville this 26th day of October 1789. 
John WILLIAMS {seal} 
Arthur FORBES {seal} 
Wm BLOUNT {seal}" 

The Court found that John FRY owed the estate of Richard EVANS, dec'd., 139 pounds, 12 shillings and 9 
pence. John FRY objected and appealed to the Superior Court, which objections were rejected. This estate 
file has a long list of accounts given by John FRY. The following are some of the most interesting items in 
the accounts: 

Sept. 2, 1777 To boarding and clothing Mary EVANS 3 years & 9 months at L 20. 

To boarding and clothing Eliz. EVANS 4 years & 9 months at L 20. 

To the maintaining of negro child Dublin 4 years & 9 months at L 3 per year. 

To the mamtaining of negro child Abraham 4 years & 6 months at L 3 per year. 

To the maintaining of negro child Sarah 3 years & 6 months at L 3 per year. 
Oct. 3, 1773 Then begun to work on Mr. EVAN'S sawmill & dam in Hardee's run & worked 180 days, 

finished the dam & other work myself, finding clothing, provisions & tools at L 3 pr. day. 
Jan. 14, 1774 Paid Thomas MOSELY & Moab ROUNTREE for work on the mill. Paid Tinsley. 

To 135 days work on mill paid Thomas GRIMMER. 
May 15, 1774.... To work on the mill 117 days. 

Jan. 4, 1777 Began to repair the gates and gristmill worked 345 days. 

Sept. 6, 1777 60 days work. Mill broke 26th day of March 1780 & worked on her 89 days. 

Aug. 9, 1780 Worked on mill 80 days & finished. 

Paid Thos. GOFF smiths work 

Paid Reuben ROUNTREE & Frederick HARDISON 

Paid Robert Hodge for carriage wheels 

Paid Genl. Simpson for mill land L 17.13.6 
date? By 2 negro wenches Abigal & Nell 4 years & 9 months at L 12 per year. The time of 

service commencing on or about the 20th of August 1770. 

By 1 negro Isaac 1 year hired of Geo. EVANS Exc. of Richard EVANS by agreement. 
By sundries bought at Vendue. 

By note of Elijah VEALS for the hire of a negro man. 

By 2 lots in Greeneville No. 10 & 92 drawn at the original drawing. 

By 21100 of lumber at 60 per m. being the one half of the lumber sawed at the mills while 
under my care agreeable to articles of agreement. 
By 105 barrels of corn at 13/4 being one half the toll. 
By 35 bushels of wheat at 5/. 



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Rev. War Pension: Thomas Jenkins 



The following pension record is found at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Transcribed from 
photocopies of the original pension records on microfilm by Roger Kammerer. 

"State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 
August Term 1832 Court of pleas and quarter Sessions 

On this 29th of August personally appeared in open court before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and 
Quarter Sessions now setting. Thomas JENKINS aged 74, a resident of the County of Edgecombe and 
State aforesaid, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following decla- 
ration, in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of June 7th 1832. 

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officer and served as 
herein stated. 

He was born in the County of Pitt N. C. in the year 1754 — the record he received from his father & 
mother Residing in the County of Pitt he volunteered and was put in a company commanded by Capt. 
Samuel BARROW with John THROGMORTON Lieut. This company was of the regiment of Col. 
SUMNER. He does not recollect the period at which he entered the service nor when he left it. He met his 
company at Greenville marched thru Smithfield to Salisbury and remaining there a short time we pro- 
ceeded to Charlotte meeting a few skirmishing parties of Tories and returned to Salisbury and were 
discharged. He recollects to have seen Genl. SUMNER. This service embraced a period of five months. 

Having remained for some length at home he volunteered and was put in the company of Capt. 
Richard REEVES whose Lieutentant was Saml. WARREN, Ensign Chas. WALDRUM. He went to 
Wilmington and on his march met Col. SHEPARD at Kingston N. C. and halted for some weeks. Then 
went into Hanover. He was in pursuit of Major CRAIG a British officer. He was in a skirmish at Longfield 
COXE's upon Neuse. This service embraced a period of Three months — Having returned home he was 
discharged. 

In a short time he volunteered again for a term of two months and was put in the company of Capt. 
Saml. BARROW, with Saml. WARREN his Lieutentant. He belonged to the regiment of Col. SHEPARD. 
He went out after having embodied at Greenville under under the general command of Genl. CASWELL 
to Smithfield and thence to the Western part of North Carolina and after spending the time for which he 
had engaged in pursuit of Tories returned to Greenville and was discharged. 

He sustains the first clause of this declaration by the oath of John BRYAN who was with him. The 
second and third he is without any direct proof of. He hereby relinquishes all claims whatever to a 
gratuity or pension other than the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any 
agency of any State. 

Sworn to and subscribed Thomas (his mark) JENKINS 

I John BRYAN of the County of Pitt do hereby certify that I was with Thomas IENKINS in the service of 
the United States and believe the facts set forth in the first clause of his declaration to correct. 
Sworn to and subscribed John (his mark) BRYAN 

We John BRYAN Edmond RICKS do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Thomas JENKINS — 
That we believe him to be 74 years of age — that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he 
resides to have been a Soldier of the Revolution. 

Sworn to and subscribed John (his mark) BRYAN 

Edmund RICKS 

And the said Court as hereby certify the opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the 
interrogations prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a soldier of the 
Revolution and served as he states. And the Court further certifies that John BRYAN and Edmod. RICKS 
whose certificates are herewith annexed are creditable persons and the statements entitled to full credit. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office and do hereby certify that the 
above contains the original proceedings in the matter of the application of Thos. JENKINS for a pension. 
August 29, 1832 Michl HEARN CC 



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North Carolina Edgecombe County} Feby Term 1833 

In addition to the facts set forth in the proceeding declaration, Thomas JENKINS personally ap- 
peared in open court & deposes to the following facts — 

That when he was called into service he resided in the County of Pitt when he was born — and he 
continued to reside there until the year 1790 when he removed to the County of Edgecombe N. C. and has 
continued to reside there until the present time. 

He further states that he was unable to procure the certificate of a clergyman in consequence of none 
being convenient to him and his age and infirmities prevented him from taking the pains that were 
necessary to have enabled him to do so. 

The declarant further states that his witness John BRYAN is confined to his bed at home with palsy a 
distance of fifteen miles and that his own infirmities put it out his power to visit him for the purpose of 
obtaining a more full statement of his services with declarant. 

Declarant further states that he did serve as herein stated for nine months as a private in the compa- 
nies as stated in the declaration hereto attached and for this he claims from his country such justice as the 
laws has provided. 

Sworn to and subscribed Thomas (his mark) JENKINS 

In testimony whereof I Michael HEARN Clerk of said Court do hereby certify that the above was sworn 
to in open Court and have hereunto set my hand and seal of office. 
Feby 27 1833 M HEARN CC 

Letter to J. L. EDWARDS, Commissioner of Pensions, Washington City, from Spencer D. COTTEN. 

Tarborough April 13th 1835 
Dear Sir 

Your letter of the 8th Jany past directed to Doct. John W POTTS, was duly received by this gentle- 
man and handed over to Mr. Thomas JENKINS. 

The Doct. removed to the west some time past and the poor old Soldier did not Know what Course 
to take to reinstate himself on the pension list. 

Accident threw me a few days past to his humble hovel and I found him in much distress and affliction 
he has been Sick Since the 1st Jany and looks much like dieing very soon, he is destitute of the Common 
Comforts of life, having him lately depressed of which title property he had by executions and Sales. 

It is possible he may recover, but from appearances I Should Consider it a miracle if he does. I was 
perfectly ignorant of his bounty being Suspended untill the day I was at his Cabin, his situation being to 
deplorable prompts me to address you in his behalf. Your letter before alluded to was handed me, and in 
enquiry of the old man how he should have made Such a mistake he says he Cannot account for it unless 
the Justice of the Peace Should have made the error, perhaps in writing BRYANs age at the same time 
which probably might have been Seventyfour. The facts are entirely unknown to me, but I believe allwho 
Know him have no doubt of his Serving in the Revolution how long or on what particular occasion I dont 
pretend to say. 

Could the old man be reinstated it would be an act of Charity, and I sincerely believe he will not long 
require the aid of the Government. 

Any Communication you may feel at liberty to make will have the attention required as soon as 
possible. Very respectfully 

Spencer D. COTTEN 

PS. 

This is written at the request of the old man 

who I have no doubt is 83 or 84 years old S. D. C." 

[Note: There is no family information given in these pension records. Thomas JENKINS was allowed a 
pension on his application executed on Aug. 29, 1832 and then lost it. There is a letter dated July 24, 1924 
in the records to an Elsie M. CLANAHAN, of East St. Louis, Illinois, who had inquired about the pension 
of Thomas JENKINS.] 



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Pitt County Biographies 



The following are abstracts of very informative biographies of Pitt Countians found in various publica- 
tions. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

1 

Zeno Lester EDWARDS 

North Carolina, The Old North State and The New, Vol IV, NC Biography, The Lewis Publishing Company, 
Chicago, 111. 1941, page 172. 

Zeno Lester EDWARDS, D. D. S.; b. September 27, 1890, in Pitt County, NC, was a son of William 
Thomas Jefferson Edwards and Jack Ann GASKINS. Jack Ann GASKINS, born in Craven County, NC, 
was a daughter of Thomas GASKINS, a farmer and Confederate veteran. The grandparents of Doctor 
EDWARDS in his paternal line were Mason EDWARDS and Susan STOKES of Pitt County. Mason 
EDWARDS was a Confederate veteran and a farmer by occupation. 

Dr. Z. L. EDWARDS first attended private schools in Pitt County and continued his education in the 
Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1914. He then matriculated at the University of Maryland as a dental 
student, graduating in 1917. In the same year he became a first lieutenant in the Dental Corps and he had 
previously joined the Reserve Corps. He was stationed at Camp Hancock and received his discharge on 
December 23, 1918. 

When the war was over Doctor EDWARDS came to Washington, NC and for three years was associ- 
ated in a dental practice with Dr. L. H. MANN. Since 1923, he followed his profession independently and 
his well equipped office was an indication of his success. 

On November 29, 1924, Doctor EDWARDS married to Lucinda SIZEMORE, of Clarksville, Virginia, 
a daughter of Henry B. SIZEMORE, who was a farmer and merchant. The children of this marriage are 
Zeno Lester EDWARDS, Jr. and Lucinda EDWARDS. 

The Doctor owned considerable farm land and he was widely known in this section of the state not 
only because of his professional activity but also because of the part which he had taken in the public life 
of the community. Politically he was a Democrat and represented Pitt County in the State Legislature. 
Fraternally he was a Mason and Mystic Shriner, an Elk and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men. 
He also served as chairman of the board of school trustees. Mrs. EDWARDS was a member of the Baptist 
church and a member of the Adisto Book Club. Doctor EDWARDS was a member of and past president of 
the North Carolina Dental Association. 

H 

John Robert JENKINS, Jr. 

North Carolina, The Old North State and The New, Vol IV, NC Biography, The Lewis Publishing Company, 
Chicago, 111. 1941, page 155. 

John Robert JENKINS, Jr., an attorney at law practicing in Aulander, NC, was born April 27, 1912 in 
Pitt County, NC, a son of John Robert JENKINS and Lucy MANNING, also natives of Pitt County. Both 
the JENKINS and MANNING families were owners of a considerable amount of land and a number of 
slaves. The grandfather, John Thomas JENKINS, a planter and Confederate veteran, was a son of James 
JENKINS, a native of Martin County, NC. The last named was the great — grandfather of John R. 
JENKINS Jr., and his mother's great — grandfather was also a brother of James JENKINS. John Robert 
JENKINS, Sr., was a prosperous farmer of Pitt County. He married Lucy MANNING, who was a graduate 
of Atlantic Christian College at Wilson, NC, and who prior to her marriage engaged in teaching school. 
Mr. and Mrs. John Robert JENKINS, Sr., reared the three children of Joseph JENKINS, brother of J. R. 
JENKINS, Sr.. Being left orphans, they went to live with their uncle. When the two small daughters of 
Mrs. JENKINS' brother lost their mother in 1934 they, too, were taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Robert JENKINS, Sr. 

John Robert JENKINS, Jr. was an only child and was educated in the schools of Robersonville, NC, 
graduating in 1928. He gained his Batchelor of Arts degree at Duke University in 1932 and his Batchelor 
of Laws degree from the UNC, Chapel Hill in 1935, in which year he was also admitted to the bar. Hear- 
ing that there was a good opening in Aulander, Bertie County, NC, he went there and established his 



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office. He was the only attorney of the town and he is enjoyed a good practice. On September 16, 1939, he 
married Miss Marjorie Elizabeth SMITH, of Robersonville, NC. John served as mayor of the town, and 
belonged to the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the Woodmen of the World, the Kiwanis 
Club and Ruritan Club. He had always been interested in music and was a baritone singer of ability, 
being often called upon to sing at local events. 

B 

James Walter KEEL 

North Carolina, Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth, 1584-1925, Vol. IV, by R. D. W. Conner, The American 
Historical Society, Inc., 1929, page 322. 

James Walter KEEL, an attorney practicing in Rocky Mount, NC, was born on Nov. 1, 1875 in Caro- 
lina Township, Pitt County, NC, the son of Theophilus KEEL and Artemisia PAGE. His grandfather, Irvin 
Nathaniel KEEL, was born in 1793, and died in 1876 on his plantation which he had started in Carolina 
Township. There he was an extensive planter and large slaveowner, and a man of supreme importance 
locally. 

Theophilus KEEL, was born on the Keel plantation in 1827, and died on it in January, 1890, having 
inherited it from his father. He, too, was a planter and slaveholder on a large scale, and he was a local 
leader of the democratic party, and held a number of political offices. In addition to his plantation he 
operated a country store, a saw-mill, a grist-mill, a corn-mill and a cotton gin, and was connected with 
practically all of the activities of his neighborhood. The village in which he lived was incorporated and 
was named "Keelsville" in his honor. Theophilus was a member of the Christian Church of the village, 
where he was its main pillar, and was the leading factor in the building of the church. When the Civil War 
broke out he joined the Confederate army and served from the beginning to the close of the war. He 
married Artemisia PAGE, who was born 1837 in Martin County, NC, and died on the home plantation in 
January, 1900. The following children were born to their marriage: William D. KEEL, who was a truck 
farmer, who died in Jacksonville, Florida, aged thirty-two years; Ella KEEL, who resided in Norfolk, 
Virginia, was the wife of Willis R. WHICHARD, a representative of Masonic bodies in Virginia; Lela 
KEEL, who died in Robersonville, NC, aged forty-five years, was the wife of Marcillus EVERETT, a 
merchant who died in the same place; John H. KEEL, who owned and operated the home plantation; X. 
Theophilus KEEL, who was a realtor and former merchant of Rocky Mount, NC; Attorney KEEL was the 
seventh child in order of birth; Susie Artemisia KEEL, who was unmarried, held a position in the agricul- 
tural department of the United States government and was a licensed attorney in Washington, DC; 
Magnolia KEEL, who was called Nolie, resided in Robersonville, NC, and was the wife of James Milton 
HIGHSMITH, a farmer and owner and operator of the moving picture theatres of that neighborhood; 
Charles H. KEEL, who resided in New York City, was a veteran of the World war, in which he was 
assigned to the Curtis Airplane Motor Corporation, and was stationed at Garden City, Long Island. 

James Walter KEEL, attended the public and private schools of Pitt County, including the academy 
of Prof. Z. D. McWHORTER, a noted educator of his times, and the celebrated academy of Frank 
WILKINSON of Tarboro, graduating in 1897. For the next two years James was engaged in the 
merchantile business at Mount Olive, NC, with his brother X. Theophilus KEEL. Mr. KEEL then took a 
competitive examination in Washington, DC for a position in the railway mail department of the United 
States government, and was appointed to one in the office of the general superintendent of the railway 
mail service, in the Post Office Building, Washington, DC. While there he has charge of all the govern- 
ment stationery and supplies furnished for the operation of the railway mail service for two years, after 
which he was transferred to the railway mail service, and for one year had the run between Washington, 
DC and Fayetteville, NC. In the meanwhile James had begun to read law in Washington, DC, and contin- 
ued his studies in the offices of Col. A. C. DAVIS and M. T. DICKINSON of Goldsboro, NC. In August, 
1908, he was admitted to the bar, and immediately thereafter began to practice in Rocky Mount, NC. He 
was a man of large means owning ten business buildings and twenty dwellings in Rocky Mount, and a 
portion of the home plantation in Pitt County. In 1909, James was given special recognition as an attorney 
by his appointment as special attorney for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, which position he 
held until 1914. In political faith he was a democrat and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of 
Rocky Mount He also belonged to Golden Belt Lodge No. 163, 1. O. O. F; Rocky Mount Lodge No. 84, K. 



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of P., of which he was a past chancellor commander; Rocky Mount Camp, M. W. A., of which he was a 
past consul; the Rocky Mount Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar Association. 

Mr. KEEL married on July 24, 1913 near Spartanburg, SC to Miss Frances CLARK, a daughter of 
Marvin Garner CLARK and Alethia CARPENTER. Mr. CLARK died in Spartanburg County, SC, in 
January, 1921, having been a very successful planter. Mrs. CLARK survived and made her home with her 
children. Frances was a graduate of Converse College, Spartanburg, SC with a Batchelor of Arts degree. 
Mr. and Mrs. KEEL had three children: James Walter, Jr., Page Clark, and Frances Alethia KEEL. 

H 

Lafayette WORTHINGTON 

North Carolina, The Old North State and The New, Vol P/, NC Biography, The Lewis Publishing Company, 
Chicago, 111. 1941, page 259. 

Lafayette WORTHINGTON, a lifelong resident of Pitt County, was born March 4, 1869, the son of 
Isaac WORTHINGTON and Pennie BIRD. Isaac WORTHINGTON, who was born in Pitt County about 
1811, attended a private school and then began farming on a tract of 100 acres of land. At his death, which 
occurred about 1871, he was the owner of 250 acres. Politically he was always a Democrat. His wife, 
Pennie BIRD, who was born in Pitt County in January, 1807, was educated in private schools and died in 
1879. They had a family of six children: Emma; Alfred; Toban; Susan, Ambrose; and Lafayette 
WORTHINGTON, whose name introduces this record. 

Lafayette WORTHINGTON was educated in private schools and began farming on the old home 
place has added to his original holdings until he owned and cultivated 1,050 acres. 

Mr. WORTHINGTON was married March 28, 1898, to Mary DAIL, a daughter of Elias DAIL and 
Allie MCLAWHORN. Mary DAIL was born in Pitt County, NC, January 24, 1877, attended public schools 
of the county and continued her education in the Carolina Christian College at Ayden. Mr. and Mrs. 
WORTHINGTON were the parents of three children: Ruby; Chester, who was married and had three 
children, Mary Elizabeth, Allie Sue and Chester Donald; and Harry WORTHINGTON. 

Mr. WORTHINGTON was a Democrat in his political views and both he and his wife were members 
of the Free Will Baptist Church. 




Rippon W.WARD 

North Carolina, Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth, 1584-1925, Vol. Ill, by R. D. W. Conner, The American 
Historical Society, Inc., 1929, page 308. 

Rippon W. WARD, a US Marshal for the eastern district of NC, headquartered in the Federal build- 
ing in Raleigh, NC, was bom in 1870 in Pitt County, the son of Fernando WARD and Julia P. MOORE. His 
parents were both members of the Christian Church and his father was a private soldier in the Civil War 
and later served as Registrar of Deeds of Pitt County. Rippon W. WARD was the oldest of eight children. 
He grew up on a farm, attended public schools and the Davis School at LaGrange, NC. He began his 
career as a farmer and was active in the Republican Party in eastern North Carolina. In 1906, he was 
appointed a deputy US marshal at Raleigh, NC, serving until 1913 when he retired from the marshal 
service. He then engaged in the shoe business in Raleigh until he was appointed US marshal for the 
eastern district of NC in 1922. 

Rippon W. WARD married in 1919 to Miss Alice EDWARDS, a native of Franklin Co., NC. She 
became a trained nurse by profession. Mr. and Mrs. WARD reared his neice, Penny Ward MOORE. They 
were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 



ELOPED 

Washington Progress; Tues., Nov. 29, 1887 

"Information has reached us that Mr. Wm. NELSON, of Bethel, and a girl of only thirteen ran-away and 
were married some days ago." 



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Petition to Annex to Martin Co., 1795 



The following petition to annex part of Pitt County to Martin County is found in the NC General Assem- 
bly Session Records, Dec. 1794-Feb. 1795, Petitions, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of No Carolina 

The Petition of sundry inhabitants of Pitt County sets forth that your Petitioners labour under consider- 
able disadvantages inconsequence of having Tar river to cross in geting to the court house of said county 
which River together with its low grounds makes it inconveniente disagreeable and troublesome fer your 
Petitioners to attend courts, General Musters, and other Public meetings in said county, which grievances 
will greatly releaved by adding that part of Pitt county to Martin beginning where the south end of the 
annexed line of Edgecombe county intersects the old dividing line between Martin & Edgecomb running 
from thence to the head of Bryer swamp then down along the said swamp to the long marsh on said 
swamp below Joseph GRAYS then an East course to Tranters Creek thence up the said creek to the Martin 
county line all which your Petitioners humbly Pray 



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Reuben GRERGORY 


Wallis ANDREWS 


Isaac (his mark) COOPER 


William PAGE 


William (mark) PURCY 


Peter MARTIN Seniore 


John (a mark) PURCY 


Peter MARTIN Juniore 


Isaac KNOX 


Jonathan ETHERIDGE 


Christopher CRANDELL 


Edmon MARTIN 


Jesse PERCY 


John MARTIN 


Booz CLIFTON 


Malachi ETHERIDGE 


IsomJOLLEY 


JohnMATHES the? 


John YOUBANKS 


William ROGERS 


William JOLLEY 


Evert ROGERS 


Joyn PAYE 


John SMITH 


James TAYLOR 


Peter JOLLEY 


Josiah CALLENS 


William HAYWOOD 


John RAUS 


William YOUBANKS 


John BRITTON 


Swain WARD 


Allason KNOX 


William CLEMENTS 


George CLEMENTS 


Charlton CLEMENTS 


James JASON 


William WARD 


Jordan WARD 


John WARD 


Thomas CHANCE 


James EVERITT 



Estate of Thomas Blount 

Beaufort County Partitions & Divisions. NC Archives 
Abstract by Elizabeth Ross 

Thomas BLOUNT, dec'd., died intestate. 

Sons of the said Thomas make Petition for Division: 
Mitchael BLOUNT, 
Thomas BLOUNT, 

& younger brother, a minor, not named 



Dec. Term 1794 

Chas. SMALLWOOD pro Compt 



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NC Supreme Court: Hanrahan vs. Pugh 



The following is an abstract of Supreme Court Case # 1952, James Hanrahan and wife Vs. William Pugh, 
Pitt County, 1832, located at the NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

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"State of North Carolina 

To the worshipful the Justices of Pitt County Court. The Petition of Sarah CANNON and of Mary CAN- 
NON an infant by Shadrach P. ALLEN her next friend Shewth that Shadrach A. CANNON Late of Pitt 
County died intestate in the year One thousand eight hundred & fourteen, leaving your petitioner Sarah 
his Widow, and your petitioner Mary his only child, entitled to distribution of his estate. Administration 
on the estate of said intestate was in the same year granted by your Worships to William PUGH Esq. of 
Pitt County, who by virtue thereof took into his possession the personal estate of said intestate, consisting 
of Slaves, Cattle, Horses, hogs, farming utensils, crop of grain and various other articles to the value of 
Ten Thousand Dollars or some other large amount, which property and the profits thereof, as well as the 
monies the proceeds thereof and also monies collected for debts due the intestate, the said William PUGH 
has retained in his possession, using, employing & enjoying the same, and deriving great gains therefrom. 
Your petitioners since the lapse of two years from granting said Administration have in a friendly way 
applied to the said PUGH, and desired an Invatory and account of his Administration, and that their 
respective shares of said property should be paid to them respectively, or be secured for their benefit, but 
with these requests the said PUGH has on various frivolous pretences refused and still refuses to comply. 
To the end therefore that the said William PUGH may upon his oath true answer make to the matters 
herein charged — that he may set forth a full and particular inventory of the property of his Intestate the 
said Shadrach A. CANNON of which he died possessed or entitled to, and which the said PUGH has 
received or which but for his neglect he might have received, that he may exhibit a just account of his 
disposal and management thereof, and of the issues and profits thereof; that he may declare whether he 
has not used the monies of his intestate to his own purposes either in paying debts, purchaseing property, 
lending it out or otherwise, so as thereby to make interest and other great gains; that he may be decreed 
to pay to your petitioners the sum due them respectively or such account, as well interest as pri ncpa l, and 
that they may have such other and further relief as the nature of their case may entitle them to. May it 
please your worships to grant your petitioners a writ of Subpoenae directed to the said William PUGH, 
commanding him to appear at the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for Pitt County on the 
first Monday of February to answer the premises and to abide and perform such order & decree therein 
as to your Worships shall seem meet. 

And your petitioners shall ever pray. J. STANLY Attorney for Petitioners 

Endorsed Pet filed Deer. 1822 A True Copy Reading S. BLOUNT C.S.C." 

"James HANRAHAN and Wife & others} Pitt Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions May Term 1829 
Vs. 

William PUGH 

The Plantiffs except to the report of the commissioners made in this cause for that 

1st. They have charged the Defendant only $20 pr Anum for the rent of Land for three years, which in 
fact he rented the same for $30 pr annum and reed, that sum. 

2nd That they have allowed the Defendant a credit for the whole amot. of a Judgment in favour of the 
State Bank vs. the Exr. of S. A. CANNON for $1837 & inst. when he should have been allowed only 
the half of that sum, the same being the Debt of Joel PATRICK with S. A. CANNON & William 
PUGH the Defendant securities. 

3rd They allowed the Defendant a credit for the sum of $600 with inst. thereon a Judgment in favour of 
the State Bank when he should have been allowed only the one half of said sum, Joel PATRICK 
being the principal debtor therefor and S. A. CANNON and the same paid by Sheriffs sale, yet the 
Defendant PUGH thereby became indebted to his Testator for one half thereof and is accountable to 



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his distributies therefor, And the same should go to the payt. of the Debts to be due the Defdt. from 
his Testator in his life time as well as the liquidation of his commissions 
4th That they allow the Defdt. commissions on $11371 at the rate of 5 pr ct when they should not have 
allowed him any commissions on the sum $7629.42 the proceeds of the sale of negroes made by the 
Sheriff. 

J. R. LLOYD Atty for Ptiffs 

A true Copy Reading S BLOUNT C.S.C" 



"The Plantiffs in the case offers evidence all the proceedings in the suit instituted by Sally CANNON and 
Mary CANNON, now Sally HANRAHAN, against William PUGH, which suit was brought for settle- 
ment of the estate of Shadrack A. CANNON dec'd. The Plantiffs also offer in evidence the proceedings of 
the County Court in a suit instituted by James Hanrahan and Wife against William PUGH for a settlement 
of the estate of Shadrack A. CANNON dec'd." 

Shadrack A. CANNON died on July 2, 1815. 

Deposition of Joseph W. WORTHINGTON, Mar. 9, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 
Says Mrs. Sally CANNON was the widow of Shade A. CANNON. She had a brother John ALLEN. She 
asked her brother John ALLEN, when he returned from Alabama, about an affidavit he had given William 
PUGH, but John said he ought not have done it. 

Deposition of Shadrack P. ALLEN, Mar. 9, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he is the brother of John ALLEN. Shadrack says he was under the impression that he heard William 
PUGH and Shadrack A. CANNON about 1813/1814 say that CANNON was to pay upwards of $600 on 
account of John ALLEN who owed that sum on settlement to William PUGH. About one or two years 
before Shadrach A. CANNON died, Major PUGH sent Shadrack P. ALLEN to see CANNON for some 
money and CANNON appeared to be displeased and said that he did not owe William PUGH as much as 
he thought. 

Deposition of Rachel PUGH, Mar. 9, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says she heard John ALLEN say he owed William PUGH and he would be oblidged to sell his negroes to 
pay him. John ALLEN went to Shadrack A. CANNON'S to see if he would buy his slaves. CANNON 
went to New Bern to get the money he owed William PUGH, but returned without it. Sometime later 
Major PUGH sent Shadrack P. ALLEN to get money from CANNON, but he did not have any. The 
negroes went away from Major PUGH's and went to Shadrack A. CANNON'S. 

Deposition of Polly KENNEDY, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says that Rachel PUGH is not a person of truth. There were no quarrels between them, but says "there are 
others I like better." 

Deposition of Simon BURNEY, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he has no right to disbelieve Rachel PUGH because he had never heard her swear. He says people 
think badly of Polly KENNEDY about her telling things that are not so. William PUGH is my uncle and 
Sally HANRAHAN is my cousin. 

Deposition of Zilpha BLOUNT, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says that Rachel PUGH has a bad character. They were not on friendly terms because of a misunderstand- 
ing between them. 

Deposition of John H. BURNEY, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he is cousin of Rachel PUGH and Mrs. Sally HANRAHAN. He is a nephew of Major PUGH. Says he 
would trust Rachel PUGH on her oath, but not Polly KENNEDY. 

Deposition of Bryan KILPATRICK, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says that Rachel PUGH is accused by some of the neighbors of not telling the truth, but I could trust her 



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oath. He has known Polly KENNEDY ever since he moved into the neighborhood. William PUGH is my 
uncle and Mrs. Sally HANRAHAN is my cousin. I have heard Rachel PUGH and her sisters say they 
were not friendly with Polly KENNEDY. 

Deposition of Marshall DICKINSON, Mar. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he heard Mr. PUGH say that Shadrack A. CANNON and John ALLEN met at PUGH's house to 

arrange a debt of $600 or more. 

Deposition of Lewis BURNEY, July 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he was a constable from 1814 to 1815. He knew William PUGH was hard pressed for money for 
about five years. William PUGH wrote him asking for money since PUGH's property was in danger then 
of being sold for debt. William PUGH is my uncle and Sally HANRAHAN is my cousin. He had heard 
from the neighborhood that Polly KENNEDY tells untruths, but doesn't know of it. He would trust her 
oath. 

Deposition of Isaac JOYNER, July 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 
Says he lived with Shadrack A. CANNON in the fall of 1813. Dr. ALLEN came to Shadrack A. 
CANNON's in Oct. or Nov. 1813 and they went to William PUGH's house and stayed all night. The next 
day Shadrack A. CANNON came back and had bought a negro woman Lydia and two children from 
ALLEN for about $600 on credit. 

Deposition of John F. SMITH, July 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he has known Major PUGH a long time and knew he was needy of money. He says he has been at 
Polly KENNEDY'S father's house, but didn't particularly know her. He would believe her oath. 

Deposition of Hardie SMITH, July 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he was 18 years old in 1814. He understood that Mr. PUGH was hard pressed for money in 1813 — 
1815. He was well acquainted with Polly KENNEDY and her character was as good as any of the neigh- 
bors. 

Deposition of Jacob BLOUNT, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he had been accquainted with Polly KENNEDY for five or six years, having frequently visited her 
father's house and conversed with her. He would trust her oath. 

Deposition of Frederick JOHNSON, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he knew Polly KENNEDY for about seven to eight years, he living about a mile or more from her 

father's house. He would trust her oath. 

Deposition of Pamela JOHNSON, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says she held considerable amount of debt against William PUGH in 1810—1811 for about $2,300. They 
were about to purchase a 50 acre piece of land from Guilford MURPHY and declined it in consequence of 
knowing William PUGH's inability to pay the amount of the note without selling property. She lives a 
little over a mile from Miss Polly KENNEDY and frquently walk over to her house. She would not doubt 
her oath. 

Deposition of John C. PATRICK, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he is the son of Joel PATRICK. Joel PATRICK held a note against William PUGH for over $1000 about 
1810 — 1811 and he indulged on the note for several years. Mr. PUGH let Joel PATRICK have 25 acres at 
$15 an acre and could never get the balance of the note. 

Deposition of William MURPHY, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he heard Rachel PUGH say she wasn't friendly with Polly KENNEDY. His mother and sisters have 
not visited with Polly KENNEDY for some months. Something happened between Polly KENNEDY and 
Murphy's sisters at a Ball. That Polly KENNEDY said something to William about his sister, Nancy 
MURPHY, and he went home and told Nancy and she "told me to clear out she did not care what Miss 
Polly said." 



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Deposition of Allen PATRICK, Aug. 10, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he knows that Rachel PUGH and Polly KENNEDY were unfriendly towards each other. 

Deposition of Guilford MURPHY, Aug. 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he was born and raised within about four miles of Polly KENNEDY and they grew up together. He 
would trust her oath. 

Deposition of William WOOTEN, Aug. 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he lived in the neighborhood of Miss Polly KENNEDY and he would trust her oath. 

Deposition of Council WOOTEN, Aug. 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he lived about five miles from Miss Polly KENNEDY and he frequently visited her father's house. 
He would trust her oath. 

Deposition of Allen CHANCE, Aug. 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says he lived about six miles from Mr. PUGH. He heard that from 1812 to 1815 Mr. PUGH was hard 
pressed for money. Shadrack A. CANNON died about 1815. 

Deposition of Frederick JOHNSON, Aug. 20, 1831, before Archibald PARKER, J. P. 

Says that Major PUGH gave him his notes that were due in 1814, 1815 and 1817. The notes were settled by 
Frederick's mother by her buying a tract of land. 



Florida Crash Is Fatal To Pitt and Fuquay Man 

Farmville Enterprise; Fri., Dec. 23, 1938 



"Greenville, Dec. 21. Charlie NELSON, 

27-year-old Pitt County resident, was killed in- 
stantly and his brother, Elmo Lee, is not expected 
to live, as a result of an automobile-truck crash near 
Live Oak, Fla., last night about 8 o'clock. Lennie 
WHITTINGTON, 40, of Fuquay Springs, riding 
with the Pitt men, also was killed. 

Brown NELSON, a third brother, and Thomas 
GREY, another Pactolus resident are confined to 
Griffin Hospital in Valdosta, Ga., but their injuries 
are not regarded as serious. Elmo Lee is in the same 
hospital. C. A. NELSON, father of the dead and in- 
jured Nelson men, left today for Valdosta to be with 
his sones. 

Funeral arrangements for Charlie NELSON 
have not been completed, pending the outcome of 
Elmo Lee's condition. Nelson's body will be re- 
turned to Pitt county. 



The accident occurred on a highway between 
Valdosta and Live Oak, Fla. The automobile, be- 
lieved to have been driven by Charlie NELSON, is 
said to have struck a truck laden with pulp wood. 
It is understood that the truck had been left parked 
on the highway without a rear light. Both motor 
vehicles were badly damaged. 

A farm was purchased in Valdosta recently 
by the NELSON family. The Pactolus men left last 
Sunday to make arrangements for moving the fam- 
ily to the Georgia home. 

Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. 
NELSON, surviving Charlie NELSON are five 
brothers, Willie B., Lacy, Guy, Roy, Elmo Lee, and 
C. A. NELSON, Jr., and two sisters, Lola Mae and 
Annie E. NELSON, all of the Pactolus community." 



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Little Girl Goes To Farmville in 1870 

The following article is from the Farmville Enterprise, May 24, 1940. It was written by Mrs. Josie Joyner 
McArthur (1864-1958) wife of Charles William McArthur and daughter of Calvin Joyner and Mary 
Ballard. This article is a wonderful historical record of relationships and locations of houses from near 
Ballard's Crossroads to Farmville, Pitt County. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"When Father had ordered our drive horse, 
Jack, hitched to the "top buggy" and we were 
snugly tucked in , brother and I in the foot, from 
which we could see everything our youthful minds 
might take in by peering over the dash, we headed 
South for Farmville. 

The first place we passed was the home of 
our aunt, Mrs. William BELCHER, about three or 
four hundred yards father on was the home of J. T. 
SMITH, later to become Sergeant SMITH, of 
Greenville, here we found a cousin , Mrs. SMITH. 

Across the branch a quarter of a mile or a little 
more, we came to the home of William 
McARTHUR, an uncle by marriage. Reaching the 
crossroads and turning right we passed next the 
home of J. L. BALLARD, an uncle; Mrs. BALLARD, 
a neice of my mother by her first marriage. 

Farther on across the creek, just ahead, was 
the home of Moses JOYNER, a cousin. On another 
half mile was the home of Mrs. Mary Ann ANDER- 
SON, a cousin. Mrs. ANDERSON was the widow 
of Laurence ANDERSON, a Captain in the Con- 
federate army. The next house on the left, well back 
from the road, was the home of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Moye EASON. Set well away from the road in a 
grove of fine oaks at the crossroads on the left we 
see the house of William LANG and his wife, Mrs. 
Priscilla Moye LANG, a cousin. 



Jogging along at a leisurely pace, turning to 
the right, we passed on the right Aaron TURNAGE' 
home, a cousin; farther on still on the right way back 
from the road is the house of Moses TURNAGE, a 
cousin. Next, on this most pleasant journey, we 
passed the home of Albert C ARR, a cousin. Not far 
ahead we see on the left the home of Robert 
TURNAGE, mother's nephew by her first marriage. 

A bit farther on still to the left we see the home 
of Mrs. Betsey DUPREE and her sister, Mrs. Eliza 
MOYE, a cousin, this home is on our right, and just 
a little way ahead on the left is the home of William 
FLANAGAN. Each home excites our juveline in- 
terest and we ask again and again, "who lives here?" 

Soon we spy a home fare back from the road 
on the left, the home of Mrs. Lucy MOORE, and 
nearby on the right is the home of Thomas 
FLANAGAN. Next, well away from the road is the 
home of William JOYNER, his wife a cousin. Now, 
far ahead is the home of Mrs. Susie JOYNER. The 
beautiful plot of pasture land across the road in front 
is still a joy to the eye. Away from the road on the 
right is the home of William SMITH, Mrs. SMITH a 
cousin. Nearby but well off the road on the right 
lives Eli WILLIAMS, Mrs. WILLIAMS, a cousin. 

Next and not far away on the right was the 
home of Tahob JOYNER, a cousin, we were then 
only one mile from Farmville". 



DIED. 

Tarboro Southerner, Mar. 28, 1872 

"Suddenly in Charlotte, N. C, March 1st, 1872, Mrs. Jane C. WARD, aged 76 years, 2 months and 8 
days. She was the widow of the late Dr. Francis WARD and daughter of John and Penelope STUART, 
who settled, on coming from Scotland to this country, at Daly's Hill on the Roanoke river, Martin County. 
In the Provincial Congress assembled at Hillsboro in August, 1775 and subsequently represented Martin 
in both Houses of the Legislature. 

Deceased had been of many years a faithful member and ommunicant of the Prot. Ep. Church and 
was dear to all who knew her." 



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Pitt & Related County Wills 



Sarah Cannon, 1733 

Transcribed from Beaufort County, NC Record of Wills, C.R. 009. 801. 2, NC Archives. Contributed 
by Roger Kammerer. 

June 26eth in the yeare of our Lord 1733 

The last will and tesement of Sarah CANNON She being very Seek and week In body but in pefct 
Sence and memory my Sould i geave to the Lord that give it me and my body to (?) earth to be 
buryed att the descresh on of my cheldren heareafter my worldly goods followeth after I geve to my 
daughter Margaret five Shillings I gave to my Son Edward five Shellings I gave to my Son Dennis 
five Shillings I gave to my daughter Jene five Shellings I gave to my daughter Mary five Shillings I 
gave my daughter Olef five Shellings I gave to my Son John a cow I give to my Son david my land 
and plantation to him and his aers forever that is mreir? leia? in prensiss County and a barrel of 
feathers and a gun and a sow and six shots I give to my daughter Ruth too cows & calfs and (?)elose 
and a trunk I give my Son William twelf headed cattel and a feather bead and too iorn pots and pot 
rak and the tooels and three deshis and a bason and six and twenty head of hogs and a chest and 
table a friing pan a saet and awoding wile lune and cards and a duzen of spunes and acorme I 
appinte my son David to be my hole Sole exceittor to see this my last Will and testement fullfeled 
In witness whereunto I set my hand and sele 

Isaac CORDENT Sarah CANNON 1733 

Josias LITTEL Sera (her mark) CANNON 

Isaac STOK 

Mrs Sarah CANNON Will 

Was Proved in Open Court by the Oaths of Josias LIKELEY and Isack STOCK 
Test. Jno. COLLISSON Clr 1733 



Benjamin Browne, 1821 

Transcribed from a copy found in Supreme Court case # 3834, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen. I Benjamin BROWNE of the County of Pitt in the State of North Caro- 
lina, being of sound mind & in good health, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, in 
manner & form following, (to wit) First I commit my soul to God who gave it, & my body to the 
dust from whence it came, to be buried in a decent manner. 

Item, I give to my beloved wife Chrissey BROWNE, during her widowhood, the North part of my 
dwelling House, where I now live, which is from the passage above & below not towards the north, 
the North room of my Kitchen, the small room of the barn, one dairy & meat House & the part of 
the land & plantation continued in the following Boundary viz Beginning with the West side of the 
dwelling house, & running on a right north course to Eddie BROWNES line, thence along Eddie 
BROWNES line, to EWELLS line, thence along EWELLS line to my ditch, thence along my ditch, to 
my lane fence thence along my fence nearly the center of said kitchen thence across or through, to 
the passage of said dwelling house & to the beginning, so as to afford a convenient enjoyment of 
the premises hereby given, & according to the reservation in my deed to my son William M 
BROWNE, also my chair Horse called Dick, and my negro Anarchy. I also give & bequeath to my 
said wife all of the property I got by her in marriage to her & her heirs forever. 
Item. I give to my son Eddie BROWNE my negro man Cain, my horse called true blue, one cow & 
calf, one feather bed & furniture, half a dozen sitting chairs, one chest, half a dozen plates, one set 
cups & saucers, two dishes & one Iron pot, to him and his heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my son Benjamin BROWNE my negro Kinchen, one mare called the Romulus mare, 
one cow & calf, one cow & calf one feather bed & furniture, half a dozen sitting chairs, one chest 



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half a dozen plates, one set cups & saucers, two dishes & one Iron pot, to him and his heirs forever. 
Item. I give to my son William M BROWNE my negroes Bob & Major, one mare colt, one cow & 
calf, one bed & furniture, half a dozen sitting chairs, one chest, half a dozen plates, one set cups & 
saucers, two dishes, one Iron pot & one Walnut falling leaf table, to him and his heirs forever. 
Item. I give to my son Willie BROWNE my negro David, one horse called the Romulus Horse, one 
cow & calf, one cow & calf one feather bed & furniture, half a dozen sitting chairs, one chest, half a 
dozen plates, one set cups & saucers two dishes one Iron pot to him and his heirs forever 
Item. I give to my grandchildren Elizabeth Benjamin B. Martha, John F. & Elizabeth M C STANCILL 
five dollars each. 

Item. I give to my Grand son Benjamin B. WILLIAMS ten dollars. 

Item. I give to my daughter Patsey WALLACE living in Tennessee a negro woman named Chaney 
she & her increase to her & her heirs forever 

Item. I give to my daughter Clary RIEVES a negro woman named Peggy she & her increase to her & 
her heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my daughter Ritty ANDERSON a negro woman named Selah, she & her increase to 
her & her heirs forever. 

Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth BROWNE two negroes viz Hannah & Little Aggy, one cow & 
calf, two beds & furniture, one of which large & the other small, half a dozen sitting chairs, half a 
dozen plates, one set cups & saucers, two dishes, one Iron pot, & china ware & one falling leaf table, 
one dressing do. one chest, one tin Trunk, one bridle & Saddle & one Horse, to her and her heirs 
forever. 

Item. I have Martin & July to be sold in the family & the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided, 
between my daughters, Patsey WALLACE, Clary RIVES, & Ritty ANDERSON or their heirs forever. 
Lastly I nominate & appoint my sons John S. BROWNE & Eddie BROWNE to be Executors of this 
my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former Wills made by me. In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & seal. This 20th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred & twenty one. 
Signed & sealed in the 

presence of us. Benjamin BROWNE {seal} 

James BROWNE 
John T MORRING 
Arcady BROWN 

Clary Collins, 1840 

Transcribed from Pitt County Wills, C. R., 079.801.3, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
The last will & Testament of Clary COLLINS Deced 

In The Name of God Amen I Clary COLLINS of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt being 
in Sound Mind & Memory thanks be to God for it. do make this writing my last Will & Testament. 
First leave my body to be buried in a decent Christian burrial at the direction of my Executors & my 
Soul I leave to God that gave it I order that all my Just debts Shall be paid, then the whole of my 
property & negroes Gin & her increase to be equally divided & I lend one half of the Same to my 
Daughter Viney SUTTON her life estate & then to belong to her heirs, after her the other half I give 
to my Daughter Anna WILLOUGHBY & her heirs after her this writing was assigned April the 7th 
1840 

I leave John WILLOUGHBY & William SUTTON my Executors assigned in presence of us. 
Witness Robert (his mark) NICHOLS Clary (her mark) CLOLLINS {seal} 

William NICHOLS, Senr 

May Session 1840 Then this paper writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Clary 
COLLINS was exhibited in open Court & proved in due form of Law by the oath of John B. BAKER 
& Bryant NICHOLS who testified to the Signature of William NICHOLS Senr Let it be recorded 

Attest Archd PARKER CLK 



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State of North Carolina Pitt County) 

I do hereby certify that the above copy is true as will Show in my Office in Will Book from 
Page 1825 to 1842 & page 233 

Attest H. SHEPPARD CLK 
By J C ALBRITTON D.C 

North Carolina 

This paper writing being offered to the Court as a Certified Copy of the last will and Testa- 
ment of Clary COLLINS Deced and the Court being Satisfied of the genuineness thereof upon the 
testimony of Henry SHEPPARD Clerk and James C ALBRITTON it is ordered that it be recorded and 
filed with the certificate and probate thereon 

H SHEPPARD Clerk 
By J J DANCY D. C. 

I hereby Certify that the foregoing Will of Clary COLLINS and the Certificates also is a true copy as 
now upon Record in the Clerks office of Pitt County in Will Book June 8, 1860 

H SHEPPARD Clerk 

By J J DANCY D.C. 

[Editors note: this shows that there was once a Will Book, 1825 to 1842, that burned in the court- 
house fire in 1858, and a certified copy of this Will was turned back into the court to be rerecorded] 

Nancy Cannon, 1859 

Transcribed from Pitt County Wills, C. R., 079.801.3, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In The Name of God Amen, I Nancy CANNON being weak in boddy but of Sound disposing mind 
and memory do this day make publish and declare this paper writing to be and to contain my Last 
Will and Testamen as as follows Viz That is to Say That after my death I wish my Executor hereafter 
named to provide a decent burial Suitable to the wishes of my relations and Friends together with 
paying all my Just debts and funeral expenses 

Secondly I Will to my husbands niece Nancy TRIPP Ten dollars to be payed to her by my Executor 
Third I Will to my husbands Sister Deutry TRIPP my desk 

Fourth I give to my Connexion Rober WITHERINGTON One Cow and Calf and my Buggy 
fifth I give to Alley CANNON Wife of Tomas CANNON my Loom 

Sixth I give and Bequeath all the Balance of my property real and personal to my relation and 
Friend John C COX Consisting of my Negroes Namely Mariah Martha and Sally together with their 
fetere increase to John C COX and his heirs forever also horses cattle hogs Sheep and all other 
house and Kitchen f urnitire also Corn fodder peas and all manner of Farming utensils 
Seventh and Lastly I hereby Constitute and Appoint my Worthy Relation and Friend John C COX to 
be my Executor to this my Last Will to Carry Out the Intents of this my Will as Witness I have 
hereunto Set my hand and Seal this the 10 September 1859 
Attest 

Benja HAZELTON Nancy (her mark) CANNON {seal} 

William A. QUTNERLY 

North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions 

Pitt County} Novr. Term 1865 

This paper writing dated Sept. 10th 1859 is offered for probate in open Court by John C. COX the 
Exr. therein named as the last will and testament of Nancy CANNON deed, and is duly proved by 
the oaths of William A. QUINERLY the surviving Subscribing Witness thereto the other Subscribing 
Witness Benj. F. HAZELTON being deceased. The said Witness being duly sworn upon the Holy 
Evangelist testifies that the said testatrix executed upon this will said witnesses as her last will & 
testament in his presence and the presence of the said HAZELTON and that he the said HAZELTON 



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attested the said paper in presence of Testatrix and at her request and at the time the Testatrix was 
of sound and disposing mind & memory; and further that said HAZELTON is now deceased. There- 
upon it is ordered that this paper be recorded and filed as the last will and testament of Nancy 
CANNON deceased. 

Joseph Teel, 1862 

Transcribed from Pitt County Wills, C. R., 079.801.16, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph TEEL of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being in 
a low State of health, But of sound mind of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and 
testament in manner and form following this the sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight Hundred and sixty two. 

Item I Lend unto my beloved wife Polly TEEL all of my property during her natural life or widow- 
hood except the wasteful property which I want sold and the proceeds thereof to go to the use and 
benefit of my beloved daughter Emily Elizar TEEL, also at the death of my beloved wife Polly TEEL I 
wish all the remaining property sold for the benefit of my beloved daughter Emily Elizar TEEL 
except one black bed stead bed and furniture, one bureau, one looking Glass half dozen blue plates 
one trunk which articles I want kept for the use of my daughter Emily Elizar TEEL my desire is that 
my beloved sister Harriette WILLIAMS will take my daughter Emily Elizar and keep her as long as 
she may live. 

If my daughter Emily Elizar should die before my sister Harriette WILLIAMS, I want my sister 
Harriette to have one half of my estate and the other half equally divided among my lawful Heirs, I 
do hereby nominate and appoint my dear friend Peter RIVES Executor to this my last will and 
testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day & date above written 
Witness 

[torn] TEEL Joseph (his mark) TEEL {Seal} 

James (his mark) TEEL 



Obituary 

Tarboro Southerner; June 12, 1873 



"Died, at Haspania Plantation, Louisiana, on 
Sunday evening, May 5, 1873, Captain William 
BIGGS. 

He was born in Williamston, N. C, on Feb- 
ruary 26, 1813, and emigrated to the South about 
1835. He successively resided Vicksburg, New Or- 
leans, and upon his plantation in Louisiana. He 
was married to Miss Susan FLOWERS, and had 
an only son named Willie, upon his attaining man- 
hood, by an inscrutable dispensation of Divine 
Providence he was removed from his devoted 
patents, and since then the health of the subject of 
this memoir has declined, until he peacefully and 



quietly passed away. The last few years he has 
lived a retired life devoted to his wife, and she to 
him, and now this cord is snapped asunder and 
we humbly trust "the wind will be tempered to 
the shorn lamb," and that she may be comforted 
in this, her great affliction. 

We have reason to hope in his death, for, 
during his last illness, he expressed a confidence 
in God's mercy, and a faith and hope that he would 
dwell on high. 

Rest, dear one, in the memory of your broth- 
ers and sisters, relatives and friends, the first link 
severed in the family chain." A. B." 



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Jonas Dilda Family 



The following feature article written by Mrs. Robert McArthur appeared in the Greenville Daily Reflector, 
Oct. 14, 1950. There is a photo of the family accompanying the article. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"If you were to travel about two miles east of 
Fountain on the Falkland highway, you would soon 
come across the farm of one of the oldest Pitt citi- 
zens now living. The gentleman in question is Mr. 
Jonas DILDA who will observe his 93rd birthday 
on Sunday. The present homestead is the site of Mr. 
DILDA's birthplace in 1857. . 

Relating his boyhood memories of the Civil 
War experiences is one of his versatile means of in- 
teresting varied age groups of the five generations 
of his immediate family. The youngest son and sole 
survivor of Benjamin and Matilda COBB DILDA; 
Jonas DILDA was first married in 1875 to Louisi- 
ana GARDNER who died about 1900. To this union 
were born three sons, J. C, J. L., and Ben; two 
daughters, Mrs. Allie PHILLIPS and Mrs. Mollie 
OWENS (died in 1941). His second marriage in 1907 
was to Frances Moore of Edgecombe county who 
is nearing her 77th birthday. There were three chil- 
dren by this marriage: S. L. and R. M. DILDA and 
Mrs. Robert McARTHUR. 

In addition to more than 35 grandchildren, 40 
plus great grandchildren, Mr. DILDA has 5 great 
great grandchildren located as far as California, 
south to Texas and Florida and others in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Until recent months this widely known pio- 
neer Pitt County farmer has been in excellent health 
and unusually active mentally and physically to the 
extent that his numerous friends of both races fre- 
quently call him "93 years young." Mr. DILDA has 



ever been optimistic of the world condition and 
particularly in his sentiments of the advancements 
of the youth of today. 

In recalling the day when he rode horseback 
six miles to Falkland once a week for mail. Mr. 
DILDA reminds the present day complainer that 
just as many things happened in the old by-gone 
days in proportion to the population, but people 
were months in being informed about the events 
because of the lack of communications facilities. 

Searching back into the past, the old gentle- 
man recalls the day when Greenville was only a 
small station and still a mere crossroads town. As 
late as 1916 he built a one-room school house 
chiefly attended by his grandchildren and great 
nieces and nephews. He paid the teachers, the sal- 
ary was then about $40 a month, without any aid 
from the county. Mrs. Mattie SMITH STANCILL 
of Farmville was the last teacher of the DILDA 
school before its consolidation with the Fountain 
School. 

The former school is now known as DILDA's 
Free Will Baptist Church. There is also a colored 
Free Will Baptist Church by the same name, to 
which he gave both the property and land itself to 
the colored people of that section in addition to a 
colored school near the same site. 

"If I could turn back 50 years of time (with 
the opportunities of today) I feel that it would be 
easy to accumulate a small fortune," says this 
ninety-three year young citizen of Pitt County." 



DIED. 

Tarboro Southerner, Mar. 28, 1872 

"Near Farmville. Pitt county, on Wednesday, the 13th Inst., Mrs. Mary 
BYNUM, wife of Richard A. BYNUM, in the 56th year of her age." 



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Bible Records 



James T. Williams Bible 

This bible record was taken from a typed copy found in the Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, #480.22., 
East Carolina University Manuscript Collection, J. Y. loyner Library, ECU, Greenville, NC. This bible was 
formerly owned by Mrs. S. T. White of Greenville, NC in the 1930's. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

This Certifies That the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between 
James T. Williams, Sr. of Pitt County and Margaret Harper of Pitt County 
on December 8th, 1858 at Her Mother's Residence by Rev. Thomas Moore 
Witness: John King Albert Harper 

Births: 

James T. Williams, the son of James Williams and Susanna, his wife, was born April 29th, 1813. 
Clara V. Williams, the daughter of Samuel Vines and Mary, his wife, was born Nov. 19th, 1815. 
Martha Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born 
Sept. 18th, 1837. 

Samuel R. V. Williams, the son of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born Jan. 10th, 1839. 
William Henry Williams, the son of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born Nov. 6th, 1840. 
James Theophelus Williams, the son of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was bom March 5th, 1842. 
Mary Ann Eliza Williams, daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born March 4th, 1844. 
Emily Adeline Williams, the of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born March 15th, 1846. 
Sarah Penelopy Williams, daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born Sept. 29th, 1848. 
Clara Jane Williams, daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born Jan. 20th, 1850. 
Susan Allie Williams, the daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born April 28th, 1852. 
Nancy Elizabeth Williams, the daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born 
Augus 1 7th, 1854. 

Fannie Richard Williams, the daughter of James T. Williams and Clara V. his wife, was born 
Sept. 7th, 1857. 

Catherine Williams, daughter of J. T. Williams and Margaret, his wife, was born August 21st, 1859. 
Wiley Benjamin Williams, son of J. T. Williams and Margaret, his wife, was born July 23rd, 1860. 
John Williams, the son of J. T. Williams and Margaret, his wife, was born July 8th, 1861. 
Albert Williams, the son of J. T. Williams and Margaret, his wife, was born Nov. 6th, 1862. 
Joseph Samuel Williams, son of J. T. Williams and Margaret, his wife, was born April 10th, 1865. 
Caty Harper was born April 25th, 1794. 

Deaths: 

James T. Williams, Sr., departed this life April 21st, 1881. 
Clara V. Williams departed this life Nov. 8th, 1857 
Samuel R. V. Williams departed this life Dec. 1st, 1864. 

Arthur Forbes Bible 

The bible belonged to Ms. Dorothy O. Forbes in 1977. Transcribed from a handwritten copy found at NC 
Archives Bible Collection. "Purchased July 31, 1790 from Thomas Bladen, son of Peter Z. Bladen and 
Elizabeth his wife, born January 28, 1768 in the Island of St. Eustatius, belonging to the great West India 
Company — price 3 Silver Dollars." 

Ann Shannon died on the 28th of August in the year of our Lord 1793 and in the 81st year of her age 
August the 4th 1805 Arthur Forbes and Juda Moore was married 

Athur Forbes and Alford Forbes sons of Arthur Forbes and Juda his wife was born the 8th day of June 1806 
Elizabeth Forbes was born the 25 of April 1808 under the sign of Taurus or the Bull 



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Archable Forbes my third son was born the 29th day of April in the year of our Lord 1811 
Arthur Forbes departed this Life December 13 in the year of our Lord Anno Domini 1823 
Archibald Forbes & Louisa Clark his wife were married 21st January 1833. 
Louisa C. Forbes, my first daughter was born 2 December 1833 

Mary Jane Elizabeth Forbes our second daughter was born 15th of February in the year of our Lord — 1836 
Archibald Alexander Forbes son of Archibald and Louisa C. Forbes his wife was born the 14th of March 
A. D. 1838 

Archibald Forbes youngest Son of Arthur & Judith Forbes departed this life on the 13th of March in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred & thirty eight, aged twenty six years, ten 
months, & twenty nine days 

Ann Forbes the daughter of Arthur Forbes and Dinah his wife was born the 9th of August 1775 

Susannah Forbes their 3rd daughter was born the 6th of July in the year of our Lord 1780 

Rebeccah Forbes their 4th daughter was born the 25th of September 1784 

Patsey Forbes was their 5th daughter 29th of May 1793 

Elinor Forbes 6th daughter was born 14th of September 1799 

Rebecca Forbes departed this life the 17th of January 1801 in the Sixteenth year of her age much lamented 
by all friends and all acquaintances 

[Editors note. This bible record is probably the one mentioned in the following article found in the Eastern 
Reflector, Nov. 16, 1900. "Mrs. M. V. Forbes, 3 miles above Greenville, N. C, has a bible that was printed in 
England in 1728. It was brought to America by Arthur Forbes, the father of Mrs. Forbes' late husband, 
whose children and grand children are in and around Greenville. A. D. Berts."] 

George Meeks Bible 

Transcribed by Joseph Edgar Meeks, III, from original owned by Irene (Mrs. Roy C.) Jones, Farmville, N. 
C. in 1979, and contributed by Wm. Everett (Mickey) Elmore. The records are included in the Wm. E. 
Elmore Collection, #39.2, East Carolina University Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, ECU. 

George A. Meeks of Pitt County and Louiza L. Pippin of Edgecombe Co. on the 15th day of January 1867 
at Silas Pippen by Rev. George Joyner. 
Wits: John L.(?) PARKER 
John King 

William Henry Meeks son of George A. & Louiza Meeks was born Aug. 31, 1868 

Silas McGilbra Meeks son of Geo A & Louiza Meeks was born Oct 6, 1870 

Nancy Anna Elizabeth Meeks dau. of Geo. A. & Louiza Meeks was born Dec. 7, 18720 

George Ashley Meeks son of Geo. A. and Louiza Meeks was borned Dec. 23, 1874 

Joseph Edgar Meeks son of Geo and Louiza Meeks borned January 1, 1877 

Mary Cornelia Meeks dau. of Geo. A. & Louiza Meeks was born June 30, 1878 

George A. Meeks son of George A. Meeks was borned Oct 28, 1846 
Louisa L. Pippen dau. of Silas Pippin was borned Aug. 16, 1846 

Herbert L. Meeks son of Willis Meeks and Mary Meeks was born Dec. 13, 1792 [1892?] 
Nellie Meeks dau. of Willie Meeks & Mary Meeks was born Oct 4, 1794 [1894?] 
George A. Meeks was borned January 4th, 1816 
Nancy Carson was borned Dec. 4th, 1814 

McGilbary Meeks son of George A. and Nancy Meeks was borned Dec. 1st, 1838 
William Meeks Meeks [sic] son of Geo. A. & Nancy Meeks was born January 31, 1840 
Robert Henry Meeks son of George A. & Nancy Meeks was born Aug. 1,842 [sic] 
Mary Louiza Meeks dau. of George A. Meeks was born Aug. 19th, 1843 
Elizabeth Jane Meeks was borned Oct. 17th, 1844 

George Ashley Meeks son of George A. & Nancy Meeks was borned Oct. 28th, 1846 
Lydiah L. Meeks was born Oct. 16th, 1848 



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Robert Meeks was born Oct. 27, 1850 

Nancy L — gerah [illegible] Meeks was born Aug. 5th, 1853 

Ashley Ann Meeks was born December, 17th, 1855 



Robert Henry Meeks died Oct. 5th, 1842 
Mary Louisa Meeks died Nov 16, 1843 
Robert Meeks died Sept 21, 1852 
George A. Meeks died Nov 18, 1855 
McG. Meeks died Dec 1, 1856 
Louiza Meeks died Apr 22, 1863 
Nancy Meeks died Apr 25, 1863 
William L. Meeks died Oct 6, 1862 

Silas McGilbra Meeks son of Geo. A. & Louiza Meeks d. Sept 3, 1871 

Nannie Brown d. Oct. 29, 1897 

Mary Meeks d. June 9, 1899 

George A. Meeks died Sept. 27, 1906 

Willie Meeks d. July 1, 1910 

L. L. Meeks d. May 13, 1932 



Father 

George A. Meeks 
Born Jan. 4, 1816 
Died Nov. 18, 1855 

Children: 

1. McGilbary Meeks 

2. William L. Meeks 

3. Robert Henry Meeks 

4. Mary Louiza Meeks 

5. Elizabeth Jane Meeks 

6. George Ashley Meeks 

7. Lydiah L. Meeks 

8. Robert Meeks 

9. Nancy L — gerah Meeks 
10. Ashley Ann Meeks 

Father 

George A. Meeks 
Born Oct. 28, 1846 
Died Sept 27, 1906 



Mother 

Nancy Carson Meeks 
Born Dec. 4, 1814 
Died Apr. 25, 1863 



Born Dec. 1, 1838 
Born Jan 31, 1840 
Born Aug. (?) 1842 
Born Aug. 19, 1843 
Born Oct. 17, 1844 
Born Oct. 28, 1846 
Born Oct. 16, 1848 
Born Oct. 27, 1850 
Born Aug. 5, 1853 
Born Dec. 17, 1855 



Died Dec. 1, 1856 
Died Oct 6, 1862 
Died Oct. 5, 1842 
Died Nov. 16, 1843 

Died Sept 27, 1906 
Died Apr 22, 1863 
Died Sept 21, 1852 
Died April 25, 1863 



Mother 

Louiza L. Pippin Meeks — married Jan 15, 1867 
Aug. 16, 1846 
May 13, 1932 



Children: 

1. William Henry Meeks 

2. Silas McGilbra Meeks 

3. Nancy Anna Elizabeth Meeks 

4. George Ashley Meeks 

5. Joseph Edgar Meeks 

6. Mary Cornelia Meeks 



Father 

Willie Meeks 
Died July 1, 1910 

Children: 

1. Herbert L. Meeks 

2. Nellie Meeks 



Born Aug. 31, 1868 
Born Oct. 6, 1870 
Born Dec. 7, 1872 
Born Dec. 23, 1874 
Born Jan. 1, 1877 
Born June 30, 1878 

Mother 
Mary Meeks 
died June 9, 1899 



Born Dec. 13, 1792 [71892] 
Born Oct. 4, 1794 [71892] 



Died Sept. 3, 1871 



The Latham-Laughinghouse Bible 



Submitted by William E. (Mickey) Elmore of Greenville. Mr. Elmore copied the records from the original 
Bible at an estate auction in Greenville, NC. The identity of the estate was not made public, but it is 
conjured that the owner was Mrs. J. J. Perkins who died in 1988. The Bible was published by Robert Sears, 
181 William St., New York; 1856. 

On the Fly leaf: 
Saml. W. Latham 

Parents' Register: 

Father Samuel W. Latham son of Samuel Latham and Mary Ann his wife was born Nov. 25th 1835. 
Mother Hannah E. Latham daughter of John S. Hawks and Mary his wife was born April 13 [or 23? 
overwritten] 1835 [or 1836? overwritten] 

Births: 

Mary A. Latham daughter of Samuel and Hannah Latham was born Jan. 2, 1856 [or 7? overwritten] 
Thomas Latham son of Samuel and Hannah Latham was born Sept. 25th, 1857 [or 8? overwritten] 

Marriages: 

Samuel W. Latham and Hannah E. Hawks was married Jan. 11, 1853 

W. L. Laughinghouse and Mary A. Latham was married Feby. 21, 1877 

Hannah H. Laughinghouse and Carl H. Richardson was married Feby. 1, 1899 

S. L. Laughinghouse and Isabel Schorb [or Sehorb?] was married May the 5th 1904 

Mary A. Laughinghouse and Shrie [?] Leary was married Nov. 24th 1905 

Annie E. Laughinghouse and Malcom Worthington was married Nov. 23rd 1909 

Mattie S. Laughinghouse and Horace Rowland [or Bowland?] were married Nov. 25th 1914 

S. L. Laughinghouse and Sadie Blount were married Oct. 31, 1911 

T. L. Laughinghouse married Pat [?] Harris Sept. 29th 1917 

Deaths: 

Samuel W. Latham son of Samuel Latham and Mary Ann his wife died on the 16th day of Jan. 1881 

Hannah E. Hawks wife of Saml. W. Latham died Sept. 7, 1908 

Thomas W. Latham son of Saml. W. Latham and Hannah his wife died Jan. 23, 1911 

Wyatt Laughinghouse son of Jos. [?] Laughinghouse and Mary Ann his wife died Oct. 23 [?] 1912 

Sam Latham Laughinghouse son of W. L. and Mary Laughinghouse died Jan. 9, 1926 

Mr. Elmore found and abstracted a newspaper obituary stored in the Bible : 

Mrs. Hannah Latham died at 5 A. M. at the home of her son T. W. Latham of this city ... 74 yrears old . . . 
invalid several years . . . mother of Mrs. W. L. Laughinghouse and Mr. Thomas W. Latham. Funeral: St. 
Peter's Church, 4 P. M., Rev. N. Harding . . . Buried Oak Dale Cemetery [Washington, NC]. 

Speight Bible 

The Holy Bible, title page missing, the first page is page 9 with "Published in 1869" handwritten at the 
top. Transcribed and contributed by Brenda Stocks from original in possession of Mrs. Louise Speight 
Tripp of Ay den, NC. 

FAMILY RECORD 

Grandparents Born Where Died Where 

Father's Father: Josiah Bennett Speight 7/11/1853 Greene Co. 11/10/1918 Pitt 

Father's Mother: Stanley Winnifred Speight 7/10/1858 Pitt Co. 12/26/1929 

Mother's Father: Joshua Nobles ~ 8/11/1856 Pitt Co. 12/19/1918 

Mother's Mother: Louise Nobles Pitt Co. 6/30/1896 Pitt 



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Parents 

Father: Lewis Council Speight 5 / 25 / 1 884 Pitt 

Mother: Addie Dorendo Speight 4/13/1888 Pitt 

They were married May 12, 1912 at Bride's house Rev. G. C. Vause 



8/24/1981 
2/11/1952 



Pitt Co. 
Pitt Co. 



Children 

1. J. Brantley Speight 

2. Irma Louise Speight 



Born 

5/11/1914 Pitt Co. d. 1971 
11/19/1917 Pitt Co. 



3. Powell Tucker Speight 2/8/1923 Pitt Co. 



Married 

2/17/1936 to Carrie E. Gardner 
12/25/1943 Joe Dixon Tripp 
(b.l0/8/1914-d.5/12/94) 
5/26/1945 Elizabeth Lee Spruill 



Grandchildren 
Alice Rachel Speight 



12/20/1936 Pitt Co. daughter of Brantley and Carrie Speight 



Miscellaneous 

Clarence Craven Sumrell and Belah Beatrice Speight were married Dec. 20, 1916 at the home of the 
brides father. 

Clarence Reginald, son of Clarence and Belah Sumrell was bomed Sept. 20, 1917 
Marion Geoffrey, son of Clarence and Belah Sumrell was born Oct. 1, 1920 



Grandparents 

Father's Father: Harvey Speight 
Father's Mother: Jane Fields Speight 
Mother's Father: Stanley Kittrell 
Mother's Mother: Martha A. Carr Kitrell 



Born 



Where 



5/9/1911(1811?) Pitt Co. 
10/13/1825 Lenoir Co. 



Died 



12/8/1859 
1/31/1913 



Where 



Pitt Co. 
Pitt Co. 



Parents 

Father: Josiah Bennett Speight 7/11/1853 Pitt Co. 11/10/1918 

Mother: Winnie Kittrell Speight 7/10/1858 Pitt Co. 11/6/1929 

They were married Sept. 21, 1876 at Bride's Home by Eld. Jesse Shackleford 



Pitt Co. 
Pitt Co. 



Children 


Born 


Died 


1. 


Anna Jane Speight 


7/25/1877 Pitt Co. 


11/22/1915 


2. 


Tessie Leona Speight 


1/20/1880 Pitt Co. 


11/11/1960 


3. 


Mathew Oscar Speight 


11/1/1882 Pitt Co. 


7/1953 


4. 


Lewis Council Speight 


5/25/1884 Pitt Co. 


8/24/1981 


5. 


Edward Stanley Speight 


6/2/1887 


7/3/1889 


6. 


Eddie Geoffrey Speight 


1/14/1889 


9/24/1890 


7. 


Eva Inez Speight 


5/26/1890 


8/5/1891 


8. 


Mackie Lou Speight 


6/21/1891 


8/19/1891 


9. 


Martha Alma Speight 


6/25/1893 


7/25/1946 


10. Belah Beatrice Speight 


3/26/1896 


1931 


11 


. Hall Bennett Speight 


10/1/1898 


11/23/1898 


12. Lyman Gray Speight 


6/1/1901 


8/4/1901 



married J. L. Whitfield 
married Ernest E. McGlohon 
married Alice Eva Noble 
married Addie Dorendo 



married Charlie Leon Tyson 
married Clarence Craven Sumrell 



Miscellaneous 

Josiah Bennett Speight was borne July 11, 1853 and died Nov. 10, 1918 
Stanley Winnifred Speight was born July 10, 1858 died Dec. 6, 1929 

Parents Born Died 

Father: Matthew Osar Speight 11/1/1882 Pitt Co. 7/1/1953 Pitt Co. 
Mother: Alice Eva Speight 10/25/1891 Pitt Co. 2/15/1972 Pitt Co. 
They were married Jan. 17, 1912 at Tuckers School House by Rev. M. A. Adams 



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Bailey-Carson Bible 



Transcribed and contributed by Ruth Majek. No title page or printing date. 

Presented by W. E. Bailey, my father, to his daughter Mary E. Carson and to the youngest son after my 
death, to be kept in the family. 

Births: 

William E. Bailey September 10, 1827 
George R. Carson Nov. 29, 1847 
Mary Elizer Bailey November 27, 1854 
Lula Viola Carson October 18, 1875 
Mary Lavenda Carson July 17, 1878 
William Allice Carson October 25, 1880 
John Robert Carson November 8, 1882 
Joseph Warren Carson September 19, 1885 
Lanier Daniel Carson April 22, 1889 

Marriages: 

George R. Carson of Pitt Co. and Mary Elizer Bailey of Pitt Co. on 24th December A. D. 1874 at W. E. 

Bailey's by Eason James, Esq. 
Witnesses: Reuben Bryan, Frank Polard 

George R. Carson and Bettie Bowers were united in matrimony on the 2nd day of April, 1903 by S. T. 
Carson, a justice of the peace. 

Deaths: 

Mary Francis Bailey, wife of W. E. Bailey November 27, 1874 
Lula Viola Carson September 1, 1893 
W. E. Bailey, January 26, 1897 

Mary Elizer Carson, wife of George R. Carson, December 23, 1902 
Molie White, March 2, 1918 



Will McLawhorn Killed at Ayden 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 2, 1893 

"Saturday night Coroner W. E. WARREN received a telegram from Ayden that J. W. HARRINGTON had 
killed Will McLAWHORN with a pistol, and asking him to go down and hold an inquest. The Coroner 
went down and the inquest was held Sunday morning in SAVAGE'S barroom where the shooting 
occurred. From the evidence before the inquest the jury returned a verdict that the killing was accidental. 
It developed that HARRINGTON, McLAWHORN and some others were drinking freely at SAVAGE'S 
bar, when there was a sudden report of a pistol and McLAWHORN fell dead with a bullet in his right 
breast. It seems that no one present saw the shooting and could not tell just how it occurred, but 
HARRINGTON says that while they were drinking he went to show McLAWHORN his pistol and in 
taking it from his pocket it got hitched in his hankerchief and accidently discharged. 

While it is one of those mysterious affairs that cannot be explained fully, it is safe to say that 
whiskey was at the bottom of it. Maybe some of those who worked so hard to undo the work of incorpo- 
rating Antioch Church and get a bill through the last Legislature to allow whiskey sold in Ayden will be 
satisfied at such results as this growing out of their labors." 



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New Members 2000 



Joseph M. Bland 

17 Bull Mountain Rd. 

Asheville, NC 28805-1503 

(828) 298-7159. E-mail: joejan@ioa.com 

Surnames: BLAND 

J. R. Cannon 
109 Abbely Lane 

Desoto, TX 75115-5601. E-mail: jrc@metronet.com 
Surnames: ALLEN, CANNON, PUGH 

Janis W. Cannon 
P. O. Box 377 
Vanceboro, NC 28586 

Surnames: CANNON, IPOCK, MCLAWHORN, ROACH, WITHERINGTON 

Edith Mallard Cox 
712 Doris Ave. 

Jacksonville, NC 28540-8228. E-mail: edieanne@onslowonline.net 
Surnames: BELCHER, PARKER, SMITH 

Morris W. Haddock 
2999 Poplar Gap Rd. 

Hot Springs, NC 28743-0203. E-mail: mhaddock@nclink.net 
Surnames: HADDOCK, SUTTON, MILLS 

Thomas C. Hay dock, Jr. 
11 Par Club Circle 
Village of Golf, FL 33436 
(561) 369-5901 
Surnames: HADDOCK 

Simon Hemby, Jr. 

1437 E. Baltimore St. 

Baltimore, MD 21231-1405 

(410)276-2247. E-mail: shembyjr@aol.com 

Surnames: ANDERSON, BARRETT, BYNUM, GAY, GREEN, HEMBY, HINES, JOYNER, MAY, NICHOLS, 
SPELL, TURNAGE, TYSON, VICK, VINES, WILLOUGHBY 

Billy Patton Langley 
1757 Shepherd Mill Rd. 
Greenville, NC 27834 
(252) 758-0814 

Surnames: CRANDALL, DANIEL, DAVENPORT, LANGLEY, PILGREEN 

Mahala McMillan 
16 Seminole Trail 
Pensacola, Fl 32506 

(904) 455-2806. E-mail: MahalamcmiHian@worldnet.att.net 
Surnames: MCMILLAN 

M. P. Pelt 
P. O. Box 506 

Spring Valley CA 91976-0506. E-mail: termel@aol.com 
Surnames: PELT, VAN PELT 



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Queries 



Seeking information on the parents of Benjamin SUTTON, b. ca. 1765, d. ca. 1797; married Kisiah HAD- 
DOCK. Seeking their names, dates and ancestry. 

— Charlene Strode MONTGOMERY; W7289 Becherer Dr.; Minong, WI 54859-9208 (715-466-4842). 

• • • 

David SMITH, b. mid 1790's in NC, is found living in Chattooga Co., GA. by 1850. Searching for his birth 
date, names of his parents, wife's name and marriage date. He may be the son of Henry SMITH and Sally 
ADAMS who were living in Pitt County in 1800. 

—Ms. Dorothy Smith DUFFY; 2806 Majestic Dr.; Ooltewah, TN 37363-8937. email: Dsdnew@aol.com 

• • • 

My fourth great grandmother, Anne NEWTON, b. 1738, came to America from England with her parents 
before 1760. She married Thomas WILLIAMSON and are found living near Pitt County during the 
Revolution. Tradition says she was related to both Sir Isaac NEWTON and the Rev. John NEWTON 
(author of Amazing Grace). I am looking for any connections between Anne and other NEWTON's in 
northeastern North Carolina. 

—Lee MEYERS; 37 Strauss Lane; Olympia Fields, 111. 60461 (708-748-7447) email: Leesal7447@aol.com 

• • • 

Searching for information about Coach CANNON, b. ca. 1790, found in the 1850 Pitt County census as 
living with his son, William CANNON in Burney's District. His occupation was a shoemaker. Also 
seeking information on William Augustus CANNON, who md. on Jan. 1, 1891 in Swift Creek Twsp., Pitt 
Co. to Sarah E. SUGG. He divorced her in March 1899 and she died in a sanitarium in Raleigh, NC. What 
happened to William A. Cannon? 

—Betty L. HELDMAN; 2146 Seaton Springs Rd.; Sevierville, TN 37862 (423-429-4674) 
email : BHeldman@BellSouth. com 

• • • 

Searching for parents and TYSON grandparents of the Judith TYSON/TISON that md. George SUGG. 
George SUGG was born in 1718 and died in Beaufort Co., NC in 1758. They reportedly had 7 children that 
were all born in Beaufort County. 

Jerry T BARTON; 209 Southcross; Georgetown, TX 78628-3026 (512-863-8409) email: jbarton851@aol.com 

• • • 

Seeking information on my grandparents, John Henry Everett and his wife Charlotte Anne Jackson. They 
were parents of Robert Edward EVERETT, b. Jan. 31, 1909 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. and d. Dec. 29, 1965 in 
Portland, Oregon. The family of John Henry EVERETT is supposed to be in the Russellville community of 
Anson Co., NC from the late 1700's into the early 1900's. 

—Lola Everett WEAVER; P. O. Box 515; Murchison, TX 75778 (903-469-3287) call collect 

• • • 

Who were the parents of Lydia Grey MAYO, 1749-1818, who m. in 1765 in Edgecombe Co., NC to James 
Thigpen, V. and lived at Penny Hill, Pitt County, NC. Is there any information that can prove what is 
correct or incorrect in the book "The Thigpen Tribe," dated ca. 1961, by Alice Whitley SMITH? 
—Mrs. Jean CALDWELL; P. O. Box 381; Washington, NC 27889-0381 (252-946-2404) 

• • • 

Seeking information on the parents of Arthur Forbes, Sr., Pitt Co. Revolutionary War Patriot. John 

FORBES was his father, but what were the names of John's two wives? Was one a SHANNON or 

SHANNONHOUSE? And which wife was the mother of Arthur FORBES, Sr.? 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 7912-H Harris Hill Ln.; Charlotte, NC 28269-0704 (704-549-5666) email: 

jalmillerjr@att.net 

• • • 



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Seeking the parents and siblings of Robert FORBES (1789—1845) and his wife Gracey TYSON (1796—1845). 
—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Rd.; Waxhaw, NC 28193-9398 (704-243-2299) email: bkforbes@aol.com 

• • • 

Looking for information on the COX ancestors of Richard Henry GARRIS, b. 1838, d. 1915. 
—Jim ANGLIM; 19 Beechwood Terrace; Matawan, NJ 07747-3071 (732-566-0730) 
email: JimAnglim@aol.com 

• • • 

Looking for information and descendants of John PELT and Henry PELT, both found living in Pitt County 
in the 1790 NC census. 

— M. P. PELT; Po Box 506; Spring Valley CA 91976-0506; email: termel@aol.com 

• • • 

I am looking for the whereabouts of the original slave narrative of Freeman HEMBY (1848-1948), which 
appeared in the Greenville Daily Reflector on March 29, 1938 and reprinted in the Greenville Times with 
other information on March 8, 2000. 

—Simon HEMBY, Jr.; 1437 East Baltimore Street; Baltimore, MD 21231-1405; email: SHembyjr@aol.com 



Reunion 2000 

October 8-9, 2000 

■—t — EgflSi — i . . i — rr»Xt — i » ♦ ■ — rgftSi — •— ■ 

Plan to attend the 4th Annual 
Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 
Reunion Weekend. 



Details concerning registration 
and itinerary forthcoming 
in the August issue. 

< — rrn i si — •— ► 
Further announcements may be made 
via e-mail list and website. 

View our Reunion 1999 Photo Album at 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncpcfr/ 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



, Abigal 5 

, Abigail 4 

, Abraham 5 

, Anarchy 17 

, Bob 18 

, Bryan 7 

, Cain 17 

, Chaney 18 

, David 17 

, David 18 

, Dennis 17 

, Dublin 5 

, Edward 17 

, Ewell 17 

, Gin 18 

, Hannah 18 

, Hazelton 20 

, Isaac 5 

, Jene 17 

, John 17 

, July 18 

, Kinchen 17 

, Little Aggy 18 

, Lydia 14 

, Major 18 

, Margaret 17 

, Mariah 19 

, Martha 19 

, Martin 18 

, Mary 17 

, Nell 4, 5 

, Olef 17 

Peggy 18 

, Ruth 17 

, Sally 19 

, Sarah 5 

, Selah 18 

, William 17 

Adams, M. A., Rev. 26 

Adams, Sally 29 

Albrittan, George 1 

Albritton, J. C 19 

Albritton, James C 19 

Allen 28 

Allen, Dr 14 

Allen, John 13, 14 

Allen, Shadrach P. 12, 13 

Anderson 28 

Anderson, Laurence 16 

Anderson, Mary Ann 16 

Anderson, Ritty 18 



Andrews, Edmun 11 

Andrews, Wallis 11 

Anglim, Jim 30 

Atkinson, Amos 1 

Averet, David 1 

Averitt, David, Jr. 1 

Averitt, Wm 1 

Bailey, Mary Elizer 27 

Bailey, Mary Francis 27 

Bailey, W. E 27 

Bailey, William E 27 

Baker, John B 18 

Ballard, J. L 16 

Ballard, Mary 16 

Ballard, Mrs 16 

Barrett 28 

Barrow, Saml, Capt 6 

Barrow, Samuel 2 

Bartlett, Thomas 2 

Barton, Jerry T 29 

Belcher 28 

Belcher, William, Mrs 16 

Betts, A. D 23 

Biggs, William, Captain 20 

Biggs, Willie 20 

Bird, Pennie 10 

Bladen, Elizabeth 22 

Bladen, Peter Z 22 

Bladen, Thomas 22 

Bland 28 

Bland, Joseph M 28 

Blount, Jacob 14 

Blount, James 2 

Blount, Mitchael 11 

Blount, Reading S 12 

Blount, S 12, 13 

Blount, Sadie 25 

Blount, Thomas 11 

Blount, William 4 

Blount, Wm 5 

Blount, Zilpha 13 

Boalden, William 3 

Bonner, James 2 

Bowers, Bettie 27 

Brinkley, John 2, 3 

Britton, John 11 

Brooks, James 1 

Brown, Arcady 18 

Brown, Benjamin 18 

Brown, Eddie 18 

Brown, James 1 



Brown, Nannie 24 

Browne, Benjamin 17, 18 

Browne, Chrissey 17 

Browne, Eddie 17, 18 

Browne, Elizabeth 18 

Browne, James 18 

Browne, John S 18 

Browne, William M 17, 18 

Browne, Willie 18 

Bryan, John 6, 7 

Bryan, Reuben 27 

Bryant, William, Esqr. 2 

Buck, William 1 

Burney, John H 13 

Burney, Lewis 14 

Burney, Simon 1, 13 

Bynum 28 

Bynum, Mary 21 

Bynum, Richard A 21 

Caldwell, Jean, Mrs 29 

Callens, Josiah 11 

Cannon 28 

Cannon, Alley 19 

Cannon, Coach 29 

Cannon, J. R 28 

Cannon, Janis W. 28 

Cannon, Nancy 19, 20 

Cannon, S. A 12 

Cannon, Sally 13 

Cannon, Sarah 12, 17 

Cannon, Sera 17 

Cannon, Shade A 13 

Cannon, Shadrach A 12, 13, 14, 15 

Cannon, Tomas 19 

Cannon, William 29 

Cannon, William A 29 

Cannon, William Augustus 29 

Carpenter, Alethia 10 

Carr, Albert 16 

Carson, George R 27 

Carson, John Robert 27 

Carson, Joseph Warren 27 

Carson, Lanier Daniel 27 

Carson, Lula Viola 27 

Carson, Mary E 27 

Carson, Mary Elizar 27 

Carson, Mary Lavenda 27 

Carson, Nancy 23 

Carson, S. T. 27 

Carson, William Allice 27 

Cason, Kella 2 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Caswell, Genl 6 

Chance, Allen 15 

Chance, Thomas 11 

Chiare, Lazrus 2 

Clanahan, Elsie M 7 

Clark, Frances, Miss 10 

Clark, Louisa 23 

Clark, Marvin Garner 10 

Clements, Charlton 11 

Clements, George 11 

Clements, William 11 

Clifton, Booz 11 

Clollins, Clary 18 

Colhoon, Samuel 3 

Collins, Clary 18, 19 

Collisson, Jno 17 

Conaway, Joseph 2 

Conner, R. D. W 9, 10 

Cooke, Silas 4 

Cooper, Isaac 11 

Coper, James 2 

Cordent, Isaac 17 

Cotanch, Michal 5 

Cotanch, Miss 5 

Cotten, Spencer D 7 

Cox 30 

Cox, Aaron 2 

Cox, Edith Mallard 28 

Cox, John C 19 

Coxe, Longfield 6 

Craig, Major 6 

Crandall 28 

Crandell, Christopher 11 

Dail, Elias 10 

Dail, Mary 10 

Dancy, J. J 19 

Daniel 28 

Davenport 28 

Davis, A. C, Col 9 

Deal, Abel 1 

DeVisconti, Tabitha Marie 22 

Dickinson, M. T 9 

Dickinson, Marshall 14 

Dickson, Roelin 2 

Dilda, Ben 21 

Dilda, Benjamin 21 

Dilda, J. C 21 

Dilda, J. L 21 

Dilda, Jonas 21 

Dilda, Matilda Cobb 21 

Dilda, R M 21 

Dilda, S. L 21 

Dorendo, Addie 26 

Duffy, Dorothy Smith, Mrs 29 

Dupree, Betsy 16 



Eason, Elizabeth Moye 16 

Edwards, Alice, Miss 10 

Edwards, Doctor 8 

Edwards, J. L 7 

Edwards, Lucinda 8 

Edwards, Mason 8 

Edwards, Mrs 8 

Edwards, William Thomas Jefferson 8 

Edwards, Z. L., Dr. 8 

Edwards, Zeno Lester 8 

Edwards, Zeno Lester, Jr 8 

Elmore, William E. (Mickey) 25 

Elmore, Wm. E 23 

Elmore, Wm. Everett (Mickey) 23 

Etheridge, Jonathan 11 

Etheridge, Malachi 11 

Evans, Eliz 5 

Evans, Geo 5 

Evans, George 5 

Evans, George, Esquire 4 

Evans, Mary 5 

Evans, Mr 5 

Evans, Richard 4, 5 

Evans, Richard, Esquire 4 

Evans, Richd 4, 5 

Evens, John 3 

Everett, John Henry 29 

Everett, Marcillus 9 

Everett, Robert Edward 29 

Everitt, James 11 

Everitt, Simon 2 

Ewell 17 

Flake, Robert 3 

Flanagan, Thomas 16 

Flanagan, William 16 

Flemmen, John 2 

Flowers, Susan 20 

Forbes, Alford 22 

Forbes, Ann 23 

Forbes, Archable 23 

Forbes, Archibald 23 

Forbes, Archibald Alexander 23 

Forbes, Arthur 4, 5, 22, 23 

Forbes, Arthur, Sr. 29 

Forbes, Athur 22 

Forbes, Bob 30 

Forbes, Dinah 23 

Forbes, Dorothy 22 

Forbes, Elinor 23 

Forbes, Elizabeth 22 

Forbes, John 29 

Forbes, Judith 23 

Forbes, Louisa C 23 

Forbes, M. V., Mrs 23 

Forbes, Mary Jane Elizabeth 23 



Forbes, Patsey 23 

Forbes, Rebecca 23 

Forbes, Rebeccah 23 

Forbes, Robert 30 

Forbes, Susannah 23 

Forrest 3 

Forrest, Frances, Miss 3 

Fry, John 4, 5 

Fry, Mr 4, 5 

Gardner, Carrie E 26 

Gardner, Louisiana 21 

Garris, Richard Henry 30 

Gaskins, Jack Ann 8 

Gaskins, Thomas 8 

Gay 28 

Godley, Nathan 2 

Goff, Thos 5 

Goreham, James 2, 3 

Gorham, James 2, 3 

Gray, Joseph 11 

Green 28 

Grergory, Reuben 11 

Grey, Thomas 15 

Grimes, Demsie 1, 2, 3 

Grimmer, Thomas 5 

Grist, Benjamin 2 

Grist, Richard 2 

Haddock 28 

Haddock, Kisiah 29 

Haddock, Morris W. 28 

Hancock, James 1 

Hanrahan, James 12, 13 

Hanrahan, Sally 13, 14 

Hardee, Ann 1 

Hardee, Thomas 1 

Hardie, Ann 1 

Harding, N., Rev. 25 

Hardison, Frederick 5 

Harper, Albert 22 

Harper, Caty 22 

Harper, Margaret 22 

Harrington, J. W. 27 

Harris, Pat 25 

Harriss, Majer 3 

Harriss, William 3 

Hattaway, Thomas 1 

Hattaway, William 1 

Hattay, William 1 

Hawks, Hannah E 25 

Hawks, John S 25 

Hawks, Mary 25 

Haydock, Thomas C, Jr. 28 

Haywood, William 11 

Hazelton, Benj. F. 19 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Hazelton, Benja 19 

Hearn, M 7 

Hearn, Michael 7 

Hearn, Michl 6 

Heldman, Betty L 29 

Hemby 28 

Hemby, Freeman 30 

Hemby, Simon, Jr. 28, 30 

Highsmith, James Milton 9 

Hines 28 

Hodge, Robert 5 

Hodges, Howel 2 

Hodges, John 2, 3 

Hopkins, Wm 1 

Hudson, Eliza J., Miss 3 

Ipock 28 

Jackson, Charlotte Anne 29 

James, Eason, Esq 27 

James, Joshua 2 

James, Lamuel 2 

Jason, James 11 

Jenkins, J. R., Sr. 8 

Jenkins, James 8 

Jenkins, John R., Jr. 8 

Jenkins, John Robert 8 

Jenkins, John Robert, Jr. 8 

Jenkins, John Robert, Sr 8 

Jenkins, John Thomas 8 

Jenkins, Joseph 8 

Jenkins, Thomas 6,7 

Jenkins, Thos 6 

Johnson, Frederick 14, 15 

Johnson, Pamela 14 

Joley, Peter 2 

Jolley, Isom 11 

Jolley, John 2 

Jolley, Peter 11 

Jolley, William 11 

Jolly, Jesse 2 

Jones, Irene (Mrs. Roy C.) 23 

Jones, James 2 

Jones, John 2, 3 

Joyner 28 

Joyner, Calvin 16 

Joyner, George, Rev. 23 

Joyner, Isaac 14 

Joyner, Jahob 16 

Joyner, Moses 16 

Joyner, Susie 16 

Joyner, William 16 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 4, 6, 8, 11 

12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 

Keel 9 

Keel, Attorney 9 



Keel, Charles H 9 

Keel, Ella 9 

Keel, Frances Alethia 10 

Keel, Irvin Nathaniel 9 

Keel, James Walter 9 

Keel, James Walter, Jr 10 

Keel, John H 9 

Keel, Lela 9 

Keel, Magnolia (Nolie) 9 

Keel, Page Clark 10 

Keel, Susie Artemisia 9 

Keel, Theophilus 9 

Keel, William D 9 

Keel, X. Theophilus 9 

Kennedy, Polly 13, 14, 15 

Kilpatrick, Bryan 13 

King, John 22, 23 

Kitrell, Martha A. Carr 26 

Kittrell, Stanley 26 

Knox, Allason 11 

Knox, Isaac 11 

Lang, Priscilla Moye 16 

Lang, William 16 

Langley 28 

Langley, Billy Patton 28 

Latham, Hannah 25 

Latham, Hannah E 25 

Latham, Mary A 25 

Latham, Mary Ann 25 

Latham, Saml. W. 25 

Latham, Samuel 25 

Latham, Samuel W 25 

Latham, T. W. 25 

Latham, Thomas 25 

Latham, Thomas W. 25 

Laughinghouse, Annie E 25 

Laughinghouse, Hannah H 25 

Laughinghouse, Jos.(?) 

Laughinghouse, Mary 25 

Laughinghouse, Mary A 25 

Laughinghouse, Mary Ann 25 

Laughinghouse, Mattie S 25 

Laughinghouse, S. L 25 

Laughinghouse, Sam Latham 25 

Laughinghouse, T. L 25 

Laughinghouse, W. L 25 

Laughinghouse, W. L., Mrs 25 

Laughinghouse, Wyatt 25 

Laughington, Jos 25 

Leary, Shrie 25 

Likeley, Josias 17 

Littel, Josias 17 

Little, George 2 

Little, Isaac 3 

Little, Josiah 2 

Lloyd, J. R 13 



Majek, Ruth 27 

Mann, L. H, Dr. 8 

Manning, Lucy 8 

Martin, Edmon 11 

Martin, John 11 

Martin, Peter, Juniore 11 

Martin, Peter, Seniore 11 

Mathes(the?), John 11 

May 28 

Mayo, James 1 

Mayo, Lydia Grey 29 

McArthur, Charles William 16 

McArthur, Josie Joyner 16 

McArthur, Robert 21 

McArthur, William 16 

McGlohon, Ernest E 26 

McLawhorn 28 

McLawhorn, Allie 10 

McLawhorn, Will 27 

McMillan 28 

McMillan, Mahala 28 

McWhorter, Z. D., Prof 9 

Meeks, Ashley Ann 24 

Meeks, Elizabeth Jane 23, 24 

Meeks, Geo. A 23 

Meeks, George 23 

Meeks, George A 23, 24 

Meeks, George Ashley 23, 24 

Meeks, Herbert L 23, 24 

Meeks, Joseph Edgar 23, 24 

Meeks, Joseph Edgar, III 23 

Meeks, L. L 24 

Meeks, Louisa 24 

Meeks, Louisa L. Pippin 24 

Meeks, Louiza 23 

Meeks, Lydiah L 23, 24 

Meeks, Mary 23, 24 

Meeks, Mary Cornelia 23, 24 

Meeks, Mary Louisa 24 

Meeks, Mary Louiza 23 

Meeks, McG 24 

Meeks, McGilbary 23, 24 

Meeks, Nancy 23, 24 

Meeks, Nancy Anna Elizabeth ... 23, 24 

Meeks, Nancy Carson 24 

Meeks, Nancy L_gerah 24 

Meeks, Nellie 24 

Meeks, Robert 24 

Meeks, Robert Henry 23, 24 

Meeks, Silas McGilbra 23, 24 

Meeks, Walter 1 

Meeks, William Henry 23, 24 

Meeks, William L 24 

Meeks, William Meeks 23 

Meeks, Willie 24 

Meeks, Willis 23 



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Meks, Mary Louisa 24 

Meyers, Lee 29 

Miller, J. A. L 29 

Mills 28 

Mills, John 1 

Mobley, Biggers 1 

Montgomery, Charlene Strode 29 

Moore, Alfred 3 

Moore, Dr 3 

Moore, Elizabeth (Phillips) 3 

Moore, Erin H 3 

Moore, Frances 21 

Moore, Juda 22 

Moore, Julia P. 10 

Moore, Lucy 16 

Moore, Martin 3 

Moore, Penny Ward 10 

Moore, Thomas, Rev. 22 

Moore, William 3 

Moore, William B., M.D : 3 

Morring, John T 18 

Moseley, Thomas 5 

Moye, Eliza 16 

Murphy, Guilford 14, 15 

Murphy, Nancy 14 

Murphy, William 14 

Nelson, Annie E 15 

Nelson, Brown 15 

Nelson, C A 15 

Nelson, C. A., Jr. 15 

Nelson, Charlie 15 

Nelson, Elmo Lee 15 

Nelson, Guy 15 

Nelson, Lacy 15 

Nelson, Lola Mae 15 

Nelson, Roy 15 

Nelson, Willie B 15 

Nelson, Wm 10 

Newton, Anne 29 

Newton, Isaac, Sir 29 

Newton, John, Rev. 29 

Nichols 28 

Nichols, Bryant 18 

Nichols, Robert 18 

Nichols, William, Senr. 18 

Nichols, Wm., Jr 1 

Noble, Alice Eva 26 

Nobles, Joshua 25 

Nobles, Louise Nobles 25 

Norcott, William 3 

Omerian, Odean 2 

Owens, Mollie 21 



Page, Artemisia 9 

Page, William 11 

Palmer, Jarol 2 

Parker 28 

Parker, Archd 18 

Parker, Archibald 13, 14, 15 

Parker, John L 23 

Patrick, Allen 15 

Patrick, Joel 12, 14 

Patrick, John C 14 

Paye, Joyn 11 

Pelt 28 

Pelt, Henry 30 

Pelt, John 30 

Pelt, M. P. 28, 30 

Percy, Jesse 11 

Perkins, J. J., Mrs 25 

Pettit, Nathanneel 1 

Phillips, Allie 21 

Pilgreen 28 

Pippen, Louisa L 23 

Pippen, Silas 23 

Pippin, Louiza L 23 

Pippin, Silas 23 

Polard, Frank 27 

Pope, Simon 3 

Potts, John W., Doct 7 

Pugh 28 

Pugh, Major 13, 14, 15 

Pugh, Rachel 13, 14, 15 

Pugh, William 12,13, 14 

Purcy, John 11 

Purcy, William 11 

Quinerly, William A 19 

Raus, John 11 

Reeves, Richard, Capt 6 

Richardson, Carl H 25 

Ricks, Edmod 6 

Ricks, Edmond 6 

Ricks, Edmund 6 

Rieves, Clary 18 

Rives, Clary 18 

Rives, Peter 20 

Roach 28 

Rogers, Evert 11 

Rogers, William 11 

Ross, Elizabeth 11 

Rountree, Moab 5 

Rountree, Reuben 5 

Rowland (or Bowland), Horace 25 

Salter, Edward 2 

Salter, John 2 

Schorb (or Sehorb), Isabel 25 

Sears, Robert 25 



Shackelford, Jesse 26 

Shannon 29 

Shannon, Ann 22 

Shannonhouse 29 

Shepard, Col 6 

Sheppard, H 19 

Sheppard, Henry 19 

Simpson, Genl 5 

Sizemore, Henry B 8 

Sizemore, Lucinda 8 

Smallwood, Chas 11 

Smith 28 

Smith, Alice Whitley 29 

Smith, David 29 

Smith, Hardie 14 

Smith, Henry 29 

Smith, J. T 16 

Smith, John 11 

Smith, John F. 14 

Smith, Marjorie Elizabeth, Miss 9 

Smith, Mrs 16 

Smith, Sergeant 16 

Smith, William 2, 16 

Speight, Addie Dorendo 26 

Speight, Alice Eva 26 

Speight, Alice Rachel 26 

Speight, Anna Jane 26 

Speight, Belah Beatrice 26 

Speight, Brantley 26 

Speight, Carrie 26 

Speight, Eddie Geoffrey 26 

Speight, Edward Stanley 26 

Speight, Eva Inez 26 

Speight, Hall Bennett 26 

Speight, Harvey 26 

Speight, Irma Louise 26 

Speight, J. Brantley 26 

Speight, Jane Fields 26 

Speight, Josiah Bennett 25, 26 

Speight, Lewis Council 26 

Speight, Lyman Gray 26 

Speight, Mackie Lou 26 

Speight, Martha Alma 26 

Speight, Matthew Osar 26 

Speight, Powell Tucker 26 

Speight, Stanley Winnifred 25, 26 

Speight, Tessie Leona 26 

Speight, Winnie Kittrell 26 

Spell 28 

Spruill, Elizabeth Lee 26 

Stancill, Benjamin B 18 

Stancill, Elizabeth M. C 18 

Stancill, John F. 18 

Stancill, Martha 18 

Stancill, Mattie Smith 21 

Stanly, J 12 



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Stock, Isack 17 

Stocks, Brenda 25 

Stocks, Isaac 1 

Stok, Isaac 17 

Stokes, Susan 8 

Stoocks, Isaac 1 

Stoocks, John 1 

Stuart, John 16 

Stuart, Penelope 16 

Sugg, George 29 

Sugg, Sarah E 29 

Sumner, Col 6 

Sumner, Genl 6 

Sumrell, Belah 26 

Sumrell, Clarence 26 

Sumrell, Clarence Craven 26 

Sumrell, Clarence Reginald 26 

Sumrell, Marion Geoffrey 26 

Sutton 28 

Sutton, Benjamin 29 

Sutton, Viney 18 

Sutton, William 18 

Taylor, James 11 

Teel, 20 

Teel, Emily Elizar 20 

Teel, James 20 

Teel, Joseph 20 

Teel, Polly 20 

Thigpen, James, V 29 

Thomas, Abell 1 

Throgmorton, John, Lieut 6 

Tinsley 5 

Travis, William 1 

Tripp, Deutry 19 

Tripp, Joe Dixon 26 

Tripp, Louise Speight 25 

Tripp, Nancy 19 

Turnage 28 

Turnage, Aaron 16 

Turnage, Moses 16 

Turnage, Robert 16 

Tutel, Pearson 1 

Tyson 28 

Tyson, Charlie Leon 26 

Tyson, Gracey 30 

Tyson/Tison, Judith 29 

Van Pelt 28 

Vause, G. C, Rev. 26 

Veals, Elijah 5 

Vick 28 

Vines 28 

Vines, Mary 22 

Vines, Samuel 22 



Wainright, James 2 

Waldrum, Chas., Ensign 6 

Wall, James 2 

Wallace, Patsey 18 

Ward, Fernando 10 

Ward, Francis, Dr 16 

Ward, Jane C 16 

Ward, John 11 

Ward, Jordan 11 

Ward, Rippon W. 10 

Ward, Swain 11 

Ward, William 11 

Warren, Saml 6 

Warren, W. E 27 

Weaver, Lola Everett 29 

Whichard, Cheare 2 

Whichard, Chera 2 

Whichard, Cherry 2 

Whichard, Chira 2 

Whichard, Willis R 9 

White, Christopher 2 

White, Molie 27 

White, S. T, Mrs 22 

Whitehurst, Richard 11 

Whitfield, J. L 26 

Whittington, Lennie 15 

Wilkinson, Frank 9 

Williams, Albert 22 

Williams, Benjamin B 18 

Williams, Catherine 22 

Williams, Clara Jane 22 

Williams, Clara V. 22 

Williams, Eli 16 

Williams, Emily Adeline 22 

Williams, Fannie Richard 22 

Williams, Harriette 20 

Williams, J. T 22 

Williams, James 22 

Williams, James Theophelus 22 

Williams, James. T 22 

Williams, John 4, 5, 22 

Williams, Joseph Samuel 22 

Williams, Margaret 22 

Williams, Martha Elizabeth 22 

Williams, Mary Ann Eliza 22 

Williams, Mrs 16 

Williams, Nancy Elizabeth 22 

Williams, Samuel R. V. 22 

Williams, Sarah Penelopy 22 

Williams, Susan Allie 22 

Williams, Susanna 22 

Williams, Wiley Benjamin 22 

Williams, William Henry 22 

Williamson, Thomas 29 

Willoughby 28 

Willoughby Anna 18 



Willoughby, John 18 

Windom, Benja 1 

Windom, Green 1 

Witherington 28 

Witherington, Rober 19 

Wooten, Council 15 

Wooten, William 15 

Worthington, Alfred 10 

Worthington, Allie Sue 10 

Worthington, Ambrose 10 

Worthington, Chester 10 

Worthington, Chester Donald 10 

Worthington, Emma 10 

Worthington, Harry 10 

Worthington, Isaac 10 

Worthington, Joseph W 13 

Worthington, Lafayette 10 

Worthington, Malcom 25 

Worthington, Mary Elizabeth 10 

Worthington, Ruby 10 

Worthington, Susan 10 

Worthington, Toban 10 

Youbanks, John 11 

Youbanks, William 11 




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001 



Volume VII, No. 3 
August 2000 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



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Pitt County 
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Volume VII, No. 3 August 2000 



REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS, LETTERS 1 

CASE OF JOHN & NILE MANNING 4 

TRIP OUT OF FARMVILLE, 1929 5 

JONAS NELSON FAMILY NOTES 6 

PITT & RELATED CO WILLS John Allen, Craven County, 1794 7 

Frederick Mobly, 1858 8 

Mary E. Cannon, 1858 9 

Martha May, 1850 10 

Arthur Tripp, 1857 11 

HOUSE FIRES 12 

ESTATE OF JOHN JONES, 1796 14 

BIBLE RECORDS Levi Pierce Bible 21 

Peaden Family Bible 21 

Joseph H. Saunders Bible 22 

James G. Sheppard Bible 23 

Ruel Anderson Tyer Bible 25 

Thaddeus Norfleet Tyer Bible 25 

Edward Carman Bible 26 

William David Barber Bible 28 

NEW MEMBERS 29 

QUERIES 30 

PCFR REUNION INFORMATION 31 

INDEX 32 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 

FILLERS Walter Carman 1 

Runaway, Abraham Cox, 1810 4 

Deserted, James Flanegin, 1813 5 

Four Generations Living 6 

Prof. T. C. Manning 6 

Mrs. Susan Cox 6 

Various Obituaries 11, 13, 20 

J. T. Hellen, Confederate Veteran 29 

First War Pension 29 



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Rev. War Soldiers, Letters 



The following are transcriptions of selected letters sent to William Hill, the Secretary of State of North 
Carolina. These letters are found under: Secretary of State, Correspondence of Revolutionary War Veter- 
ans and Pensioners, SS 25. 1-3, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Bracketed information is by the editor. Contrib- 
uted by Roger Kammerer. 




Letter About John BENTLEY 

"Marietta Ga. 19 May 1846 

To the Secretary of State of the State of N. Carolina 
Sir 

I am desirous to Know whether the name of John BENTLY is of record in any of the departments at 
Raleigh as a revolutionary Soldier belonging to the N. Carolina troops. If so please let me know as early 
as prac ticab le , and by so doing you will Confer a favor on an old man, 
Address John BENTLEY Lebanon Cobb County Ga. 

Very respectfully Luke BENTLY 

[Luke BENTLEY for John BENTLEY answd. 25th. May 1846 Found on the Warrt. book & Book of Settle- 
ments but not on muster rolls Fees due 30 cents. Send $1 if you want Certs. W. H.]" 




Letter About Drury GRIMMER 

"Sparta NC Augt 7. 1849 
Mr. Hill Sir 

I am requested to ask you, if there is any record in your office, of the names of the Officers & Soldiers, 
who served in the Revolutionary War, and if so- whether the name of Drury GRIMMER, a private under 
Capt Richard REEVES of Pitt Co. is among them. If your office is not the proper one for such records, will 
you be so good as to inform me what office I may refer to — I wrote to Mr. COLLINS some 6 or 8 weeks 
past on the same subject but have not had the honor to have my letter acknowledged by that functionary. 
Your attention will command my respects & place me under many obligations. 

Respectfully J. F. HUGHES 

[J. F. HUGHES answd. not found 9th. Augt. 1849 Fees for searches 20 cts. Due Paid W. H. ]" 




Letter About Charles FLEMING 

"Sparta Edgcomb County NC July the 18th 1845 
Sir 

I want you if you plese to surch your office and see if you can find the name of Charles FLEMING he was 
a Sol dch er in the r evelutianar y war and is Deed, his widdo is trying to drwa her (husbands) pension the 
said Charles FLEMING served in north Carolina and if you will find his name and send it to me in a 
maner that will prove the survice of said FLEMING I will pay you well for your trubble and please search 
as soon as you can and let me know your fee & I will pay you without fail as I am anchious to know 
whether his name is there or not please let me heare from you as soon as you can 
I am sir you; vary respefully Jacob BYRUM" 

(continued) 



Walter CARMAN 

Eastern Reflector, Aug. 1, 1894 

We see it stated in the Mascot that Mr. Walter CARMAN, of this 
county, will assist in conducting a Populist paper at Statesville. 



PCGQ August 2000 1 



Letter About John KENNEDY 

"Bishopville 24. Novr. 1849 

William Hill Esqr. Secty. State of N. C. } 

Dear Sir; 

The heirs of John KENEDY (who was a Soldier in the war of the Revolution a native of Pitt County, N. C. 
and who Entered the Service in that State) are attempting to procure a pension on acct. of his Services. 
From Enquiries that have been made of you heretofore, you have stated that there were three John 
KENEDYs in the Service, as appears from the muster rolls of No. Ca. and it is probable that this same 
John KENEDY was Entered more than once and Served under different Captains, I Enclose to you three 
dollars with the request that you will furnish three certificates with a list of the names of all the Soldiers 
who Served in the Same Companies with the Said John KENEDYs. Also the Counties where they all 
belonged, if it appears upon the records of the war department. From the fact that the old Gentleman in 
his lifetime often mentioned the names of his Brother Soldiers, it may Enable persons to dtermine with 
Certainty to which Company, or Companies, he belonged. Please Give all the i nferm ation in your power 
touching this case, and if the money Sent is not Sufficient to remunerate for the trouble, inform me, and 
the ballance Shall be Sent you. 

Your Early attention to this matter will much Oblige your Obt Srvt 

William ROGERS agt. for heirs 

[Reed. 29th. Nov. 1849 with $3 

Capt. BAILEY"s Co. 10th. Regt. 18th. June '82 for 12 mos. no more Sd. of him 
in Capt. HADLEY's Co. 10th. Regt. 10th. Sept. 82 for 18 mos. 

William ROGERS answrd 3rd. Dec. 1849 & 2 Certs, with many names sent: Fees $5. 40 Reed 3 Due to W. 
H. $2. 40]" 



Letter About Edward FLANAGAN 

[ On Cover] "Farmville No Ca Jan 28th 
William HILL Secretary Raleigh, N. C." 

"January 26th 1850 
My Dear Brother Hill 

For So I delight to Call you upon a rememberance of your Christian appearance at all times, when I was 
with you altho many years have pass away and the multitides of people with whom you associate and 
have business to do, may have let me pass from your rec olec tion I am Still having and enjoying good 
health and a good hope of joining you in life of Bless with the pure Spirits in the presence of God I have 
been Called on lately by a Couple of old Widow ladies who are in needy Circumstances and who Sup- 
pose they are entitled to Something for Services rendered by their Father in the revolutionary war, my 
promise to them was to write to you to Examine the records in their behalf, they live in my 
neighbourhood and I Can remember their Father his name was Edward FLANAGAN lived in the County 
of Pitt if he rendered Such Service as will intitle them to a Claim please inform me and let me know your 
fees and I will pay you all, and remain as I ever have your Friend 

John JOINER 

NB this man FLANAGAN died about Sixty years ago and those Children were too young to remember 
him and I was too young to know anything about his Serving in that war but believe there was no other 
of that name and that these were his lawful heirs under that Impression I make the Enquiry for them J J 

[John JOINER answd. not found 1st. Febry. 1850. W. H. ]" 

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Letter About William McELROY 

'Washington 30th Dec '51 
Dear Sir 

William McELROY was drafted in Pitt County N. Carolina, during the Revolutionary war. His Captain's 
name was Samuel BARROW and Colonel's name, SOWELL or LOWELL. Gen. SUMTER was his com- 
manding officer. No such officers can be found on the Rolls of the Continental Line of your State, so that 
they probably belonged to the militia or State Line of N. C. not mustered into the service of the U. States. 
Will you be good enough to inform me, whether McELROY's name, under the above named officers, are 
on tour State Rolls, and if so, whether McELROY would be entitled by your laws to any Bounty in money 
or Land. 

Respectfully Yours W. G. SNETHEN 

P. S. Refer to Hon. W. P. MANGUM 

[Pt. Capt. TAYLORS Co. 6th. Regt. for W Omtd. Augt. 1778 Worthington G. SNETHEN answd. & Cert. 
Vr. sent requested to send me a $1. Gold piece 13th. Janry. 1852 W. H. ]" 



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Letter About Charles BUTLER 

"New Harmony Indiana Sep. 28th 1850 

To Secretary of State or The Govenor or Adjutant General of the State of N. C. at R eleig h 
Dear Sir 

I take the liberty of writing to you concerning the claim of a Re vilu tionary Soldier of North Carolina. 
Charles BUTLER served in a N. C. Rig t. during the Revilutionary war & afterwards drew his Pension at 
Releigh (N. C.) but how often the heirs Know not. He was wounded the heirs say in his face, they are 
informed that C. BUTLERs name appears on the records at Releigh as a pensioner. He lived and died in 
Craven County, N. C. His heirs live in the State of Indiana To Wit: Susana BUTLER, Louisa BUTLER & 
Penelope TANT all of whom are children of Chas BUTLER which can be proven. The heirs cannot tell 
what particular Company, or Rigt. or line said C. BUTLER served in or under what officers, They had a 
certificate by which said BUTLER drew his Pension but it is lost or mislaid, I understand one certificate 
was sent on to Washington a few yrs. ago which I suppose might be procured if necessary Will you be 
kind enough to write to me as soon as possible and let me know whether or not said Chas. BUTLERs 
name appears on the records at Releigh as a Pensioner & if so all that you can find out concerning the 
Premises If there is any chance of Prosicuting the claim to a favorable conclusion the heirs will send the 
funds to pay the necessary expenses. I remain your obt. humbl sevt Respectfully 

H. C. COOPER atty. at Law 
[H. C. COOPER Esq. answd. 16th. Octr. 1850 Send $1. or $2. for copies W. H.]" 



Letter About Joseph PARKER 

" Sparta Geo Jan. 13th. 1848 
Dr Sir 

Your kind reply dated 18th last month came to hand indue time. Enclosed I send you one dol. So. Ca bill 
in addition to which you have my most sincere Thanks for your kindness. Things have prevented me 
from writing to you sooner. I will here state that I wish to engage your services a little further in this 
matter, and I will cheerfully attend to your fee. You are right in supposing the first transfer of that land to 
be a forgery. While I wright I am in the immediate presense of a child of Joseph and Gemima PARKER. 
Joseph PARKER married Gemima HEMBY and I presume the marriage took place under the crown of 
England, in what was then called Dobbs County or perhaps Lenoir. I wish to ascertain whether the 
marriage is on the records if so that will prove the first transfer a forgery or something wrong. As I hope 
happily opened a correspondence with yyou I hope you will be kind enough to find out this fact, and let 
me know, some person would search out this for you when I could perhaps not even get a reply Please 
attend to this as soon as you can conveniently and send me the charge of your fee 

Truly Yours W. W. JOHNSON 

Wm HILL Esq 



PCGQ August 2000 3 



The Case of John & Nile Manning 



The following are several articles in Greenville newspapers concerning an incident in the Manning family 
in 1900. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"MURDER IN CRAVEN 

Mr. John MANNING Killed by His Nephew and Son. 

Eastern Reflector, Tuesday, June 12, 1900. 

A brutal murder occurred near Vanceboro, Thursday night when John MANNING was shot and killed by 
his nephew Nile MANNING in company with John MANNING Jr., the son of the murdered man. Mr. 
John MANNING was visiting near Vanceboro, and John MANNING Jr., and Nile MANNING, who had 
previously had some troubles left Hanrahan's Thursday morning and after walking four miles below 
Vanceboro, where they met Mr. John MANNING in the road and got in a fight. Nile MANNING shot Mr. 
John MANNING three times and then both walked back to their home leaving Mr. John MANNING, as 
they supposed dead in the road. 

The defendants were arrested Friday by Mr. Jos. McLAWHORN the Constable at Ayden, and brought 
here this morning and put in jail for safe keeping until the sheriff of Craven county can come and take 
them to New Bern. These are the facts as were learned from the prisoners themselves: Nile MANNING, 
who did the shooting, is a desperate character, having served one term in the New Bern jail and once or 
twice in the jail here. John MANNING, Jr., who is a son of the murdered man, claims to have had nothing 
to do with the killing but walked to Vanceboro with and allowed Nile MANNING to kill his father 
without trying to prevent it. All the parties live in Pitt county, but the murder was committed in Craven." 

"Mr. MANNING Not Dead 

Daily Reflector, June 13, 1900 

Sheriff KINSEY, of Craven county, came up this morning from New Berne to take the prisoners, John and 
Nile MANNING, who are wanted for shooting Mr. John MANNING last Thursday night near Vanceboro, 
back with him. Sheriff KINSEY says that Mr. John MANNING did not die from the effects of the shot as 
was first reported. He is still in a critical condition, however, but there are chances of his getting well 
again. The prisoners will be given a trial when they reach New Berne." 

"Recaptured 

King's Weekly, Dec. 14, 1900 

Nile MANNING and John MANNING who recently escaped jail at New Berne, had a fight near 
Hanrahans last Saturday and John was b addly beaten. John was arrested and taken back to New Berne 
but Nile is still at large." 

"SLICK FELLOW 

King's Weekly, Dec. 21, 1900 

John MANNING who recently twice escaped from New Berne jail must be a slick fellow. He was serving 
a sentence, when with two other prisoners, he escaped jail. About two weeks ago he was arrested and 
placed in the Ayden lock up. Remaining in that on Sunday was too much for him so he broke out. A few 
days later he was again caught and that time taken back to New Berne jail. In a few days he was again out 
and gone. But he made the mistake of returning to his old haunts and for the third time Constable 
McLAWHON arrested him. Tuesday he was taken off to New Berne jail again." 



Runaway, Abraham COX, 1810 

Carolina Federal Republican, New Bern, NC, April 15, 1810 

FIVE DOLLARS REWARD. Runaway from the Subscriber, about three weeks since, an apprentice boy, 
named Abraham COX, about 17 years of age, dark complexion and black hair. I will give the above 
reward with all reasonable expences for his delivery to me. All persons are forwarned from harboring, 
employing or carrying him away. Charles STEWART 



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Trip Out of Farmville, 1929 

The following is an interesting article that appeared in the Greenville Daily Reflector, Aug. 30, 1929, which 
talks about the people and houses along Grimmersburg Road from Farmville to Lang's Crossroads, Pitt 
County. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"Grimmersburg News 

Coming from Farmville on route 91 — the first farm belongs to R. L. DAVIS and is known as the Jacob 
JOYNER farm. On this farm right where you see the old r ead oaks, O. L. JOYNER, of Greenville and D. C. 
JOYNER, of Farmville, were born and brought up. 

On the same farm, on the left or south side of the road, is a filling station owned by R. L. DAVIS and 
run by a bachelor, TRIPP, who now closes at sunset as he is the man that was attacked by the negro who 
was this week sent to the roads for four years. South of the filling station in a large natural grove live J. W. 
MOYE and family. The next house, on the left lives Dexter JONES and wife and grandchild. The house on 
the right belongs to Charley JOYNER who has ever lived on this land. It is known as the Tommy JOYNER 
farm and has been in his family for a century. The next place where you see such nice yellow carinas on 
each side of the drive way, is R. L. SMITH'S — Jesse SMITH place. 

The next farm on the right is Alfred MOORE's home and this has been occupied by the MOORE's 
continuously for over a century. The next house of importance is on the left and is owned by Hepburn 
BURNETT. BURNETT is a recent settler in this neighborhood. He owns the old Earl WILLIAMS house. 
WILLIAMS was for several years the banker, of Farmville, as William WHITEHEAD was for the country. 

B. S. SMITH owns, but does not live upon, the next farm on the left, a hundred years ago his grandfa- 
ther, William JOYNER, lived on it and his wife had the first kitchen and dining room connected to the 
main dwelling in the vicinity. 

On the right and opposite B. S. SMITH'S farm, lives Johnnie JOYNER, and wife, an Alabamian, Bertha 
JOYNER, widow of R. L. JOYNER, and a very attractive marriageable daughter. This farm is also an 
heirloom. 

When we come to M. L. MOYE's Bill FLANAGAN place. MOYE is the manor born, but he bought this 
place of Sheriff FLANAGAN'S heirs. 

Just around the bend of the road lives A. J. MOYE, the oldest person on the road. Next is the 
DUPREE place, and then comes the Robert TURNAGE farm, owned now by his children and grandchil- 
dren. TURNAGE had four daughters, splendid girls, and no buggy. 

L. A. FULFORD is a recent acquisition to the neighborhood, who owns and lives upon the Matthew 
CARR farm. Aaron TURNAGE, Jr., lives where the old MOYE school house, which all the children of the 
neighborhood received their education. At least most of them never attended any school of higher 
education until Prayther HINES opened an academy in what is now HORTON's apartment house. On 
this farm stands the house from which General TYSON's father carried away his beautiful bride. 

On the same side of the road in an oak grove resides A. P. TURNAGE, two years the senior of A. J. 
MOYE, his wife, Carrie SPEIGHT TURNAGE, Lester and wife and children. 

Near LANG's Cross Roads is Jesse BAKER's filling station and menagerie. BAKER's has not been 
robbed, if it is so reported in the papers. No, sir, LANG's Cross Roads is fortified against robbery, for Mrs. 
Jesse BAKER surely sees to it that no one assaults Jesse and gets away with it. Why Jesse has a live wolf 
and an alligator and several other strange creatures on his school house property." 



Deserted, James FLANEGIN, 1813 

Carolina Federal Republican, New Bern, NC, Jan. 15, 1814 

DESERTED. From the Rendezvous at this place, on the 12th ult, James FLANEGIN; 26 years of age, five 
feet five an a half inches high, light complexion, dark eyes, brown hair, and by profession a Planter. Ten 
dollars reward will be paid for the above deserted Soldier, on his being delivered to me, or any officer of 
the U. S. Army, or on his being confined in any Jail, so that I get him, and all reasonable expences paid. 
New Bern, Dec. 30th, 1813 Horatio DADE, first Lieut. 18th Reg. Inf. U. S. A. 



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Jonas Nelson Family Notes 



The following information was written on the back of a family lineage chart in 1956 by Davis L. 
McWhorter, of Bethel, NC, a local historian, to Marvin Key Blount. It is found in the William H. Bason 
Collection, # 528.36, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"Information above mostly from my grandmother Mrs. Jeannette Whichard NELSON (1843-1919), second 
wife of James Righteous NELSON ("Right") Descent from Jonas NELSON, Senior, who died ca 1822 can 
be proved by documentary records in Martin, Edgecombe, and Pitt Counties. A Martin County Deed 
(dated 1801, Jonas NELSON from Sam'l WHITLEY) states that Jonas NELSON was of Northampton 
County, N. C. The NELSON family lived in Martin County north of Parmele & Robersonville, near 
Edgecombe County line. The Martin County deeds show that Kinchin NELSON bought the Land shares 
of his four brothers around 1822, indicating death date of father. James Righteous NELSON, grandfather 
of Marvin K. BLOUNT, inherited the old NELSON place from his father Kinchin NELSON. I have seen 
the old Family Bible of Jonas NELSON, Jr for mely owned by Dr. NELSON of, Robersonville. It stated 
"Jonas NELSON, the son of Jonas NELSON and Mary, his wife" born Jany 27, 1792." This was Kinchen 
NELSON'S older brother Nothing else in this Bible of interest in our descent. Kinchin must have been 
born about 1795 as he was said to have been 86 yrs old when he died in 1881. Kinchen NELSON'S family 
Bible was said to have been burned when BLOUNT home was destroyed by fire ca 1910. Northampton 
County records have not been adequately examined, but show that Jonas NELSON, lived in Northeast 
section near Meherrin River. An old William NELSON there may have been the grandfather or father of 
Jonas NELSON. Other NELSONS probably related were an Abraham NELSON and a John NELSON. An 
old sword (which was lost in the BLOUNT home fire, but which we played with as children) was said to 
have belonged to a NELSON ancestor, an officer in the revolutionary War ( by Great Aunt Martha Nelson 
CARSON) The NELSON family was of Primitive Baptist faith, but the name "Righteous" hints of Quakers. 

Davis L. McWHORTER 
Bethel N. C. Nov. 29, 1956" 



FOUR GENERATIONS LIVING— Perhaps the largest Family in the State. 

Daily Reflector, May 24, 1904 

Mr. Jeremiah WETHINGTON was in town today and says that he is now 78 years old. He has living 
nearly one hundred children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Few people can say as much. Mr. 
WETHINGTON is well preserved and works on the farm. He has been married twice but all these 
children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are of the first marriage. He has twelve great grand 
children in one family that of Mr. Curtis COREY, and in all there are more than forty great grand children. 
There is probably not another family of such number living in the state that sprung from one [torn] the 
lifetime of the ancestor. Mr. WETHINGTON married first in April, 1844. 

Prof. T. C. MANNING 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Aug. 13, 1899 

Bethel Items, Aug. 9 Prof. T. C. MANNING, a native of this community, who sometime ago married in 

Florida, has been visiting relatives here the past week. He is now mnrring a hotel in Goldsboro. 

Mrs. Susan COX 

Daily Reflector, Sat., March 12, 1904 

Winterville Items Mrs. Susan COX spent Thursday night with Mrs. G. R. DIXON and left next morning 

for Lincoln county to make her home with an only son, whom she has not seen in 25 years. Young COX 
was given away by the Oxford asylum when a child and has since grown up, married and amassed quite 
a snug little property. 



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Pitt & Related County Wills 



Will of John ALLEN, of Craven County, 1794 

Taken from Craven County Wills, CR 028.801.15, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Sammy A. 
Pierce, of Arlington, Va. 

"In the name of god Amen. I John ALLEN of the County of Craven and State of North Carolina Being of 
sound and perfect mind and memory Blessed be god, do this 17th day of October in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and ninety four, make and Publish this my last will And Testament in 
manner following that is to say 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Ann G. ALLEN the land and plantation whereon I now 
live including five hundred Acres in one Patent and Two hundred Acres on the back of said Tract Patten 
by myself laying and being on the Sandy Througherfair the said land given to her during her Widowhood 
and no longer I also lend unto My said wife one Negro man Named Cesar one Negro man named Yellow 
Jack one Negro Boy Named Martin one Negro Girl named Eanse during her Widowhood. 
I also give unto my wife one Negro woman Named Hannah and her four Children Namely Cass Simon 
Merica and Bill to her heirs and assigns forever, 

Also Three head of Horses to Witt one black mair one Ball face horse, and the demby mair on her raising 
the colt for my daughter Mary ALLEN Ten head of Cattle my Stock of Sheep and all My farming Tools 
and all my household furniture except three beds and furniture Compleat and one pair of the best Cur- 
tains which I shall hereafter Give to my Children Two hundred dollars in Cash one double Chair and 
Harness, all my Stock of Hogs except what is fitt for market this year. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary ALLEN Two Plantations on Swift Creek the two Tracts 
Containing three hundred and fifty acres Purchased of William CHARLTON and Phillip CAUSEY one 
other Plantation in Piney Neck known by the name of John ANDERSON Plantation with a Warrant of one 
hundred Acres Adjoining the said ANDERSON Tract Also one hundred and fifty Acres known by the 
name of RUMLEYS hill also Two hundred and Seventy Acres laying in the County of Beaufort Purchased 
of Thomas WORSLEY to her her heirs and assigns forever 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Burton ALLEN the Island Plantation containing Two hundred 
Acres with one hundred Acres Adjoining by a Grant in my own name Another Plantation Adjoining 
Containing one hundred Acres known by ADAMS place one other Plantation Adjoining known by 
MANKER place containing two hundred and Twenty Acres Another Plantation adjoining known by 
PHILLIPS place containing five hundred Acres Two other plantations Adjoining Containing two hundred 
and seventy Acres known by the ALL COX Lands.. Another plantation containing one hundred and 
twenty Acres known by the PHILLINGGAIN Land to him his heirs and assigns forever. 
Item Give and bequeath unto my son John Burton ALLEN the plantation whereon I now live and all the 
lands Adjoining and Also Six hundred and forty Acres laying in Cumberland and all my other lands that 
is not before given Away to him his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item And all my negroes Slaves to be Equally divided Among my three Children, Mary ALLEN, Burton 
Allen and John Burton ALLEN. 

And when my daughter Mary ALLEN shall Arrive to the age of Sixteen the said Negroes and their 
Increase shall be put into three classes of equal value as near as possible and she shall draw for her Lott. 
My Eldest son shall Also draw in like manner when he shall Arrive to the Age of Eighteen and the 
remaining lott shall be my youngest son John Burton ALLEN to them and their heirs and assigns forever. 
Item Also I give unto my daughter Mary ALLEN one Good bed and furniture compleat with a Sett of my 
best Curtains. 

Item Also I give unto my Son Burton ALLEN one bed and furniture. 
Item Also I give unto my son John Burton ALLEN one Bed and furniture. 

Item Also my Cash in hand and debts of every kind are to be Carefully c olec ted by my Executrs. and To 
be Equally divided between my three Children Mary ALLEN Burton ALLEN & John Burton ALLEN And 
can my Executers Security let it out To interest they may do so. 



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Also I Give and bequeath unto my Brother Shadrach ALLEN one bay Horse named Hiderally to him and 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Mother Jemima ALLEN one riding chair and Harness during her 
Natural life after her death to my daughter Mary ALLEN. 

Item My will and desire is that all my stock of Horses and cattle with all the rest of my property not 
mentioned in the aforesaid will be sold off by my Executor or Executors giving twelve months Credit all 
the money Arising from such sael to be Equally divided among my three children as aforesaid. 
I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Shadrach ALLEN and Robert WILLIAMS my Executors of 
this my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said John ALLEN have to this my last will and 
Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above Written. 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said John ALLEN the Testator as his last will and Testament 
In the presence of us who where present at 

the time of the signing and sealing thereof John ALLEN {Seal} 

Stephen HARRIS 
Simon BURNEY 
Suky BRYAN 

State of North Carolina, 

Craven County Court March Term 1795 

There was the Within last Will & Testament of John ALLEN late of Craven County Deceased produced in 
Open Court and proved by the Oath of Stephen HARRIS one of the subscribibg Witnesses thereunto 
agreeable to Law and at the same time Shadrach ALLEN one of the Executors therein named appeared in 
Court and Qualifed agreeable to law Ordered that Letters Testamentary issue. 
Attest Samuel CHAPMAN CC 

To be filed with the Will of John ALLEN 
James G. STANLY esq Newbern 
State of North Carolina 
To the Sheriff of Lenoir County Greeting 

You are hereby commanded to summon John Allen, William Jones LONG, and his wife Sarah personally 
to be and appear before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Craven 
on the Second Monday of September next then and there to testify and the truth to say in behalf of John 
and William SNEAD respecting the execution of the will of John ALLEN deceased then and there to be 
exhibited for probate. 

And this you shall in no wise omit under the penalty by law. Witness James G STANLY 
Clerk of the said Court at Newbern the 13th day of June AD 1807 

James G STANLY CCC" 

Will of Frederick MOBLY, 1858 

Taken from Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.11, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"I Frederick MOBLY of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina Being of sound mind and memory 
but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance, do make and declare this my last Will and 
Testament in manner and form following viz 

Item 1st. I give to my son James Frederick MOBLY and my Daughter Martha Wilkins MOBLY all my 
Land that I may die seized or p oses sed of, to be equally dived between them, but if one should die 
leaving no heir lawfully begotten of their body, then my will and desire is, for the others to have all my 
Lands. 

Item 2nd. I give to my son James Frederick MOBLY and my Daughter Martha Wilkins MOBLY. my Negro 
man Washington and my Negro woman Temp to be equally divided between them when they come to be 
twenty one years of age, and if one should die leaving no heir, lawfully begotten of their body, then my 
will and desire is that the other should have all my Negroes. 

Item 3rd. I give to my son James Frederick MOBLY and my Daughter Martha Wilkins MOBLY. all my 



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stock which co ncis ts of sheep Cattle Hogs and Bees, and one Mare and all their increase to be equally 
divided between them when they should come to be Twenty one years of age, and if one of them should 
die, leaving no heir lawfully begotten of their body, then my will and desire is that the other should have 
all my above named stock. 

Item 4th. I give to my son James Frederick MOBLY and my Daughter Martha Wilkins MOBLY all my 
House and Kitchen Furniture all my carts and carts geer and my farming Tools and all other tools and 
tannopery? that may not be be named, to be equally divided between them when they should come to be 
Twenty one years of age and if one of them should die, leaving no heir lawfully begotten of their body 
then my will and desire is that the other should have all my above named property. 
Item 5th. I loan to my beloved wife Cinderella MOBLY all of my property of every kind both real and 
personal during her widowhood (notwithstanding I have given it to my said son and Daughter, Jas. F & 
Martha W. MOBLY. in the above Items in this my last will and Testament) my express will and desire is 
that my said wife have the control and management of all of it to school and educate my said son and 
daughter and to maintain the family if she manages it properly and without waist — and to pay all of my 
past debts should I die leaving any outstanding against me out of the first money that may come into her 
hands from my estate. 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the Said Frederick MOBLY, to be his last will and Testament in 
presence of us who at his request in his pesence and in the pesence of each other do Subscribe our names 
as witness thereto. This the 15th day of May in the year of our Lord 1858. 
Attest 

Abram BAKER Frederick (his M mark) MOBLY 

A. A. BAKER" 

Will of Mary E. CANNON, 1858 

Taken from Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.3, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"State of North Carolina} 
Pitt County 

I Mary E. CANNON of the County State aforesaid do hereby make and ordain this to be my last Will and 
Testament in manner and form as follows: 

Item 1st I Give to my relative Sarah CHURCHILL my Gold Watch 

Item 2nd I Give in trust to Doctor Elias J BLOUNT my Negro Girl Delia for the Sole use and benefit of my 
half Brother Walter S HANRAHAN as herein after provided. 

Item 3rd I Give the residue of my Negroes about Eleven in number also my tract of Land adjoining the 
Lands of Jacob McCOTTER, James BROOKS & others containing about 914 Acres, together with the 
increase of said Negroes from this time to Doct Elias J BLOUNT in Trust for the Sole use and benefit of 
my half Brother James A HANRAHAN 

Item 4th It is my desire that whenever the said Walter and James, shall be free from their liabilities that 
my friend Doct Elias J BLOUNT shall convey the above bequests to them or either of them as they sever- 
ally may become free from their said liabilities, and that if it becomes necessary to dispose of any the 
above Negroes I request that the same may be done by the said BLOUNT; provided the same be required 
by the said James or Walter in writing of the said BLOUNT. 

Item 5th It is my will that if either the said Walter or James should wish, that they or either of them may 
Will the above bequests to whomsoever they please and that the said BLOUNT convey the same to their 
divisees according to their wishes and interests as above 

Lastly. I appoint my worthy friend Doctor Elias J BLOUNT my sole Executor to this my last will and 
Testament. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 1858 Mary E CANNON {Seal} 

in the presence of 
Jesse NOBLE 
Jacob McCOTTER 

North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Qr Se.ns 



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Pitt County Nov Term 1861 

There was the within paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Mary E. CANNON 
deed produced in open Court and proved in due form of law by the oaths of Jesse NOBLES & Jacob 
McCOTTER the two subscribing witnesses to the same, It was then ordered that said will and this certifi- 
cate be recorded & filed. At the same time Elias J BLOUNT the person named as executor in said will 
Came into open Court and duly qualified as such according to law. 

E. A. DANCY Clerk" 

Will of Martha MAY, 1850 

Taken from Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.11, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

"In the name of God Amen I Martha MAY of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being of 
sound mind and memory blessed be God do this Eighteenth day of September in the Year of our lord one 
thousand Eight Hundred and fifty make and declare this my Last will and testament in the manner 
following that is to say 

1st It is my will that all my my Just Debts be Paid. 

2nd I Loan to my neice Jacque Ann BEARDSLY wife of Lambert P BEARDSLY one Negro man by the 
Name Shepard During her natural Life it her death to belong to her Children 

3rd I loan to my Neice Tabitha MAY Wife of James W MAY one Negro girl by the name of Winny During 
her natural life at her death to belong to her children 

4th I Give and bequeath to Mary Ann HOLEDAY Daughter of John HOLEDAY and maria his Wife one 
Gold Chain and new breast Pin. 

5th I Give and bequeath to Priscilla MAY my neice Daughter of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife 

Five Hundred Dollars to be app ropiat ed to the use of Educating of Said Priscilla MAY 

6th I give and bequeath to my Nephew William MAY Son of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife one 

Negro boy by the Name of Willie one by the name of Aaron and one S hert 

7th I Give to my beloved Sister Louisa MOYE All my Towels and Table Cloths 

8th I Give and bequeath to to my beloved Brother Benjamin MAY one Negro man by the name of Sam 
one Buggy and Harness 

9th I Give and bequeath to my Sister Mary Ann MAY Wife of Benjamin MAY Fifty Dollars in Cash and all 
of my Cloths that is to say my Wearing apparel of every description to be Converted to the use of her 
children. 

10th I Give and bequeath to my Neice Martha MAY Daughter of Benjamin MAY and Mary Ann his Wife 
all the Residue of my Estate after Taking out the devises and Legacies above mentioned that is to say one 
mahogany Table all my Beds and furniture all of my money and notes all of my crockery ware in short All 
of my Household property of every name and nature not otherwise disposed of all of my Kitchen furni- 
ture Consisting of Two Skillets one pot one Spider my will and desire is that the said Martha have all the 
residue of my Estate of every name and nature not otherwise Disposed of 

Lastly I hereby make and ordain my Beloved Brother Benjamin MAY my Executor of this my Last will & 
testament at the same time Revoking all other wills by me made day and date first above written 

Martha MAY {Seal} 

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Martha MAY the testator to be her last Will and 
Testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of Signing and Sealing thereof 
Witness 
Gideon WARD 
George W. PARKER" 



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Will of Arthur TRIPP, 1857 



Taken from Pitt County Wills, CR 079.801.16, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

"State of North Carolina pitt. County 

I arther TRIPP of the County and State afore sad e Being in bad h elth, but in Sound mind and disposing 
mem mery do make this my Last will and testament in manner and form following that is to Say 
Item 1) I Lon unto my beloved wife bethene TRIPP during her Life all of my land to gether with all of my 
Stock of Every kind, have hold and kitchen f irne ture to her use provided She ShaJ pay all of my Just debts 
and af ter her d eces e I give and be quet h unto my two daughters all of the a bove Named lands and 
property to them and their forever the two daughters that I allude to is Elizebeth and gatsey Except the 
Land whare on hardy TRIPP now lives 

Item 2) I give and b equet h unto my grand Children the lands w hare on hardy TRIPP Now Lives to them 

and to thare use forever the Childring that I allude to is Leuiser, Senetty, and James TRIP Lisey Jane 

Salley John Lias and henry B. TRIPPE 

I here unto Set my hand and Sele November 27th. 1857 

At. James L. W. NOBLES 

James TRIPP Arther (his mark) TRIPP {Seal} 

North Carolina} Court of Pleas & Qr 
Pitt County Sessions Feby Term 1858 

There was the within paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Arther TRIPP deed, 
produced in open Court and proved in due form of law by the oaths of James S W NOBLES and James 
TRIPP the two Subscribing witnesses to the same. It was then ordered to be Recorded and filed. 

H. SHEPPARD Clerk" 



John R. WAINWRIGHT 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 26, 1943 

Funeral rites for John Richard WAINWRIGHT, 75, well known Farmville citizen, who died at his home 
Monday morning, were held from the home Tuesday at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. M. E. TYSON of 
Stantonsburg, Free Will Baptist minister, in charge. Interment was in Hollywood cemetery here. Mr. 
WAINWRIGHT was the son of the late Alfred and Alice WAINWRIGHT and had lived his entire life in 
this community. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie SOUTHALL WAINWRIGHT; four daughters, Mrs. 
Alvin NEWTON, Miss Lizzie WAINWRIGHT, and Mrs. Paul ALLEN of Farmville, Mrs. Joe 
LETCHWORTH of Greenville; a son, Sam WAINWRIGHT of Farmville, 15 grandchildren; 11 great 
grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Daisy PIPPEN of Farmville; and a brother, H. C. WAINWRIGHT of Snow Hill. 

William P. BRYAN 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 26, 1943 

William Pugh BRYAN, 58, a former postmaster at Falkland and tax collector for Pitt County, died in a 
Wilson Hospital early Tuesday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Falkland Presbyte- 
rian Church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Rev. C. A. LAWRENCE and the Rev. Arthur 
COURTNEY officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. BRYAN was a native of Bethel. He had 
lived in Falkland for 40 years. He was a member of the Falkland Presbyterian Church, and was the son of 
the late Benjamin and Sallie SMITH BRYAN of Pitt County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Elizabeth 
SATTERFIELD BRYAN; a son, W. P. BRYAN, Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. SHELTON of Norfolk, Va.; and a 
brother, Robert BRYAN of Hillside, Arizona. 



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House Fires 



The following are various reports of house fires in Pitt County, which document the burning of many 
family records, photographs and bibles. From old newspapers, contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

4* 

Mc. G. BULLOCK Fire 

Eastern Reflector, Nov. 22, 1893 

Bethel Items The dwelling house of Mr. Mc. G. BULLOCK was consumed by fire Sunday morning. It 

was discovered about daylight. He saved nearly all his furniture and by hard work by the large crowd 
present managed to save his store house and the dwelling of Miss Hattie STOKES which were near by. We 
learn that the dwelling was insured for $450. Gen. John W. COTTON and Mr. J. R. GASKINS of Tarboro 
were down to day looking after the matter. 

Dwelling Burned 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 7, 1895 

Mr. Benj. BELCHER, who lives two miles below Pactolus, lost his house and adjacent outbuildings by fire 
Saturday evening. The fire is supposed to have originated from a deflective flue. 

R. J. W. CARSON Fire 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Mar. 14, 1894 

Bethel Items. ...Mr. R. J. W. CARSON who lives about one mile from Bethel had the misfortune to have his 
dwelling house and a portion of his furniture destroyed by fire last Tuesday evening. The fire is supposed 
to have caught by matches from rats. It was discovered about six o'clock. In a short while a large crowd 
had assembled and by hard work managed to save the greater part of the furniture and the smoke house 
which was near by. A large portion of the finest bed clothing and his daughter's and son's clothes were 
burned. The loss is about $800, no insurance. Mr. CARSON has the sympathy of the entire community. He 
was away from home at the time at Greenville serving as a juror and knew nothing of it until he received 
a telegram Tuesday night. He returned home Wednesday morning. 

Residence Burned 

Daily Reflector, April 7, 1911 

This morning between 12 and 1 o'clock the home of Mr. W. H. HARRINGTON, Jr., about three miles 
north of Greenville, was destroyed by fire, together with the entire contents, except one or two pieces of 
light furniture. Origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. HARRINGTON and some men rooming there had 
narrow escape from being burned, the house was far gone when they awoke. There was some insurance 
on the house but none on the furniture. Mr. C. D. HARRINGTON lost his furniture, which was stored 
there, also, insured. 

Dwelling Burned 

King's Weekly, July 10, 1900 

Standard Items The old farm dwelling, on the old plank road, familiarly known as "Baltimore" was 

burned a few nights ago. 

Yankee Hall Burned 

Washington Gazette, April 24, 1890 

The large residence at Yankee Hall, near Pactolus, was burned last Thursday night, and is supposed to 
have been incendiary. Mr. Henry DIXON, who is overseer, for Mr. LAUGHINGHOUSE, occupied the 
house and his wife had given birth to a child just four days before. All the furniture was destroyed, and 
we believe there was no insurance. 



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Fire in the Country 

Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 10, 1909 

A few days ago Quinn COX, near Haddock's Cross Roads, lost his house and contents by fire. A quantity 
of tobacco packed in one room of the house was also destroyed. 

Dwelling Burned 

Eastern Reflector, Dec. 22, 1899 

A few days ago, near Crisp, Benj. T. EAGLES, Jr., lost his residence, which he had recently erected, by fire. 
It caught from a defective flue. Mr. EAGLES and his bride had not been occupying it a month. He was 
fortunate to save all his furniture. 

Dwelling Burned 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., May 4, 1900 

Grifton Items... .We learn just before writing, that L. B. MEWBORN's house was burned and he lost most 
of his furniture. 

Fire in Bethel Township 

Daily Reflector, Tues., Dec. 27, 1910 

On Sunday night the home of Mr. J. S. BROWN, in Bethel township, together with nearly everything in 
the way of furniture in the house, was destroyed by fire. His children were away on a visit and Mr. 
MOORE was home alone. He was awakened about two o'clock by being almost stifled with smoke and 
found the house burning so rapidly that neither the building or contents could be saved. It is not known 
how the fire started. He had about $500 insurance, but this will hardly cover a fourth of the loss. 

Dwelling Burned 

Daily Reflector, Thur., Feb. 23, 1911 

Ayden Items. ...The residence on the old homestead of the late John NICHOLS, which belonged to his 
daughter, Mrs. C. A. BLOUNT, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. 

Fire in Beaver Dam 

Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 16, 1910 

About one o'clock on Wednesday morning Mrs. Allie JOYNER, of Beaver Dam township, lost her dwell- 
ing house and kitchen, and practically all the contents of both, by fire. Her son was first to discover the 
fire, and he barely had time to awaken his aged mother, and get her out in safety. By the time the neigh- 
bors could be aroused with the ringing of the farm bell and reach the scene, the fire had far advanced that 
practically nothing could be saved from the building. The fire started somewhere about the kitchen, but 
the cause is unknown. Mrs. JOYNER's loss is about $1,500 on which she only had $375 insurance. Not- 
withstanding her advanced age, she being over 80, she takes the loss pf her home with remarkable 
resignation. She was heard to remark: "If the Lord saw fit to take away her home in her old age, it was all 
right, as he would soon take her and there will be nothing for her to trouble over." 

Dwelling Burned 

Daily Reflector, Fri., Dec. 2, 1910 

Ayden Items. ...Mr. D. Webb McGLOHON lost his dwelling house and contents by fire a few days ago. He 
only saved a few clothes. 



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Noah CHAPMAN Killed 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 7, 1895 

A colored man named Noah CHAPMAN was 
killed Friday while beating a ride under one of the 
cars on the north bound frieght train. It happened 
near Littlefield. 



Henry FLEMING Dead 

Carolina Messenger, Goldsboro, NC 
Fri., Jan. 10, 1873 

Pitt County Items. ...Mr. Henry FLEMING, an old 
resident of Greenville, died on Monday before 
Christmas. 



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Estate of John Jones, 1796 



The following are abstracts of the disputed estate of John Jones of Pitt County found in the New Bern 
District Superior Court Estate Records, DSCR 206. 508. 5, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. See Pitt County 
Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2, May 1998, for a related document concerning the murder of John 
Jones. Contributed by Janice Tripp Gurganus and Elizabeth Ross. 

Joseph BRILEY Exctr. of John JONES dec'd. vs Benjamin RODGERS 

"Know all men by these presents that we Joseph BRILEY Isaac BRILEY & Abraham BRILEY of Pitt 
County are held and Firmly bound to Benjamin ROGERS of Pitt County aforesaid in the sum of one 
thousand pounds To be paid to the said Benja. ROGERS his heirs Excrs and admrs. to which we bind our 
Selves our heirs Excrs. and admrs. Jointly and severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals 
and Dated this 31st day of Jany. 1794 

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the Said Joseph BRILEY do and shall Will and truly Pros- 
ecute an appeal taken by him this day from a decree passed against him in the Court of the Said County 
of Pitt to the Superior Court of New Bern District and in Case he be cost therein Shall will and truly pay 
and Satisfy the Said Benja. ROGERS all the Costs of Said Suit which he may be legally Condemned to pay 
then the above obligation to be Void or else to Remain in full force and Virtue 
Signed and Sealed in the presence of Joseph (his mark) BRILEY {Seal} 

Geo EVANS Isaac (his mark) BRILEY {Seal) 

A true Copy Henry ELLIS CC Abraham (his mark) {Seal} 



SUMMONS To the Sheriff of Pitt in behalf of Benj. ROGERS From Sept. 1795 to March 1796 

Carls. BARBER, Jacob HARISS, Jesse MOORE, Edward MORE, Solomon PARTRICK, John BENTLY, Sary 

ASBIL, Richard MOY, John COURT, Kelea TUCKER, Solomon BRALEY, Jesse MOY 

SUMMONS Craven on behalf of Benj. RODGERS Sept. 29 to Sept 1796 
Olive SAVAGE 

SUMMONS Craven on behalf of Joseph BRILEY Sept. 1796 
Hadrianus VAN NOORDEN 

SUMMONS Pitt on behalf of Benj. ROGERS Sept. 8 to Mar. 1796 
Gardner MOY, Jacob HARIES, Joseph GILFORD 

SUMMONS To David PERKINS, Sheriff Pitt on behalf of Benj. ROGERS Mar. 19 to Sept. 19, 1795 
Solomon PATRICK and Edward MOORE 

SUMMONS To Edmund PERKINS, Sheriff Craven on behalf of Joseph BRILEY Sept. 19 to Sept. 27, 1794 
Sarah ASBELL and John BRADLEY 

SUMMONS Pitt on behalf of Benj. ROGERS Mar. 19, 1794 to Sept. 19, 1794 

John BARBER Junr., John BENTLY, William HARRIS, Jesse MOORE, John MOY, William HELEN, John 
COURT, Keley TUCKER, Jacob HARRIS 

SUMMONS Pitt on behalf of Joseph BRILEY Mar. 1794 to Sept. 19, 1794 

Jacob BRILEY, Tabitha CHERRY, Oliva SAVAGE, BENTLEY, Zelotes COLLINS, Franky HARRIS, 

John BENTLY 



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SUMMONS Beaufort on behalf of Benj. ROGERS Sept. to Mar. 1794 
Agnes LATHAM, Sarah ASBELL, John BRADLEY 
{John BRADLEY not found B. BLOUNT} 

SUMMONS Pitt on behalf of Benj. ROGERS Sept. to Mar. 1794 

William BALDWYN, Solomon BRALEY, Keziah BARBER, Olife SAVAGE, William SPIEAR, Samuel 
DUDLEY 

Exec'd by Allen ATKINSON Shff 

State of North Carolina) New Bern Superior Court of Law September Term 1796 
Deposition of Abraham HARDEE 

HARDEE says that John JONES dec'd. used to come by his house frequently when JONES was on his 
way to the mill. JONES would stay at HARDEE's while his meal was ground. JONES and a negro fellow 
would come in a canoe to HARDEE's landing and JONES would send the negro fellow to the mill and 
JONES would tarry at HARDEE's to talk. HARDEE says he heard JONES say he would never give Polly, 
the wife of Benjamin RODGERS, any part of his property and would rather see it go up in flames as to see 
her enjoy any part of it. He wished no harm to his slaves and wished that someone else would enjoy the 
benefit of them. HARDEE says that JONES offered the slaves to him, but he declined saying he had 
enough property to take care of. HARDEE told JONES to give them to his daughter and JONES replied 
that she was no daughter of his, saying she robbed JONES of all his money, destroyed a number of his 
valuable papers and tried to ruin him. JONES then asked HARDEE if he should leave his property for a 
free school. HARDEE told JONES that he thought that was too triffling to be of much service and should 
give his property to some poor person. JONES asked him who would you give it to? HARDEE replied to 
whomever you please. HARDEE says that he and JONES were near neighbors and he believed that 
JONES never intended to give Polly JONES (Mrs. Benjamin RODGERS) any part of his property.Sworn 
To Sept. 29th 1796 Jno F. SMITH Comr. C. C. 

Abram HARDEE 

Deposition of Reuben EVERETT before John BOWERS, JP, May 12, 1796 

EVERETT says he never saw JONES while he was alive. Eight days after John JONES death, EVERETT 
saw JONES body after it was dug up. EVERETT says JONES body was putrified in part and he could not 
ascertain if arsenic poisoning was the cause of death as was maintained by others. EVERETT said that Dr. 
LEWIS in his book "Materia Medica" when treating the effects of arsenic says that it inflames the stom- 
ach lining, which occasions a swelling and mortification of the whole body and sudden putrification after 
deatth. 

Reuben EVERETT 

Order by the New Bern District Court to take the deposition of Doctor Jesse JONES concerning this case 
and return it to the Court, Sept. 12, 1795. Silas COOKE Clerk of Court 

March 19, 1795 

Deposition of Zelotes COLLINS 

COLLINS says that sometime before the death of John JONES, Jacob BRILEY came to his house in 
Williamston. BRILEY said that JONES requested COLLINS to stop by his house on his return to 
Greenville and write JONES will. COLLINS told BRILEY to tell JONES that he would call at his house the 
next Thursday. The Court at Williamston sat longer than usual and COLLINS arrived at JONES house on 
Saturday, about "two hours by son in the evening." JONES was not at home and COLLINS left word 
with the family he had called to write JONES will, but could not tarry. COLLINS said he told them if 
JONES was anxious to have his will written, send his directions to him in "Greensville" and he would 
write it there ans save him some expence. COLLINS says that the Christmas following, Jacob BRILEY 
called on him in "Greensville" and said JONES requested him again to ride down to his house and write 
his will, since he was very unwell. COLLINS said he could not go, but BRILEY was very urgent and 
pressed him hard until COLLINS "positively refused." BRILEY explained that why he was so urgent is 
that he wanted COLLINS to be a witness to the will. BRILEY said he had directions for the will if 



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COLLINS could not come. So COLLINS sat downright then and drew up the form of the will as it ap- 
pears in court and gave it to BRILEY. COLLINS told BRILEY to carry the will to JONES, have him read it 
and if he liked it, sign it in the presence of two witnesses and declare it his last will and testament. 
COLLINS heard nothing more about the matter until 7 or eight days later after the death of John JONES. 
COLLINS went down with Doctor EVERETT to John JONES house where the coroner, Stephen BROOKS, 
Esq., had convened a number of neighbors to hold a coroners inquest on JONES body. They had JONES 
coffin taken up to see if he died from the effects of poison or not. The jury examined different parts of the 
body and found no mortification except a few purple spots around his neck and breast. COLLINS says he 
had frequently seen people of JONES age after death and he saw no swelling. 
Sworn To Sept. 29th 1796 Jno F. SMITH C. C. C. Zelotes COLLINS 

Deposition of Jacob BRILEY before John BOWERS, JP. May 12, 1796 

BRILEY says that the day after Christmas he saw John JONES sign his will and he signed it as a subscrib- 
ing witness. BRILEY says that JONES gave all his property to Joseph BRILEY, except one acre to Olive 
SAVAGE and five shillings to Mary ROGERS, to prevent her from breaking into his estate. Jacob BRILEY 
says that JONES told him that he would sooner see his property consumed by fire than Mary ROGERS 
have any part of it. He also said he would rather see a live rattlesnake in his house than Mary ROGERS at 
any time. BRILEY said that JONES also said that if he died to give Joseph BRILEY his possessions. 

Deposition of Frankey HARRIS before John BOWERS, JP, May 12, 1796 

HARRIS says that on the night before John JONES died, she heard JONES say that everyone was mad 
with him because he wouldn't give his property to Mary ROGERS and they were afraid he would give it 
all to Joseph BRILEY. JONES said he hadn't given anything to anyone and that Jacob BRILEY had his will 
in his pocket. HARRIS said she heard JONES tell Jacob BRILEY to put JONES keys in his pocket and not 
let Mary ROGERS in the house. She also heard JONES say he had an old heart in his breast that had 
followed him for three or four years past. 
Frankey (her mark) H ARIS 

Deposition of Tabitha CHERRY before John BOWERS, JP, May 12, 1796 

CHERRY says that on the day after Christmas, she saw John JONES sign his will and he was well and 
sitting up. She says that JONES gave everything he had to Joseph BRILEY. CHERRY also said JONES 
gave 5 shillings to Mary ROGERS and heard JONES say that he would rather give his estate to a negro or 
burn it up than let Benjamin ROGERS have it. CHERRY heard JONES say a few days before his death that 
his "complaint" came from a pain in his breast that he had had for three or four years. 

Tabitha (her mark) C HERY 

Depositions sworn to in Open Court, Sept. 29, 1796 Silas COOKE CC: 

Deposition of Richard MOYE of Pitt County 

MOYE says he lived within about a mile and a half from John JONES, dec'd. for about 15 years. MOYE 
said he understood from JONES that Mary ROGERS was his only child and heir. That Mary being his 
only child he was very tender with her and never corrected her with anything heavier than broom straw. 

Richd. MOYE 

Deposition of Solomon PATRICK of Pitt County 

PATRICK says he was at John MOYEs one day after John JONES died when Jacob BRILEY showed up 
there. Jacob BRILEY wanted to know what was to be done about "Solo. BRALEY" who had nailed up 
JONES house and prevented them from getting provisions. In the conversation, PATRICK asked BRILEY 
if JONES Had made a will. BRILEY answered yes and PATRICK asked him who did JONES leave his 
property to? BRILEY answered him that he had left it to two or three. PATRICK asked him who the 
persons were. BRILEY said Olive SAVAGE, Tabby CHERRY and his (BRILEY'S) father. When asked why 
JONES left his estate to BRILEYS father, BRILEY replied because he was so involved, and Mr. JONES 
didn't think it proper to leave it to him (Jacob BRILEY), but had left it to his father for him. 

Solomon PATRICK 



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Deposition of Olive SAVAGE of Pitt County 

SAVAGE says Jacob BRILEY went to Williamston one Saturday and John JONES not being at home, told 
SAVAGE and Tabitha CHERRY to tell JONES everything was alright. Briley told them that Mr. MOORE 
had summoned him to Martin County Court as a witness and would return as soon as he could. While 
BRILEY was gone, Mr. MOORE came to Mr. JONES and asked where Jacob BRILEY was. SAVAGE 
replied to Mr. MOORE, "don't you know?" Mr. MOORE answered he did not. Savage told Mr. MOORE 
that BRILEY TOLD us you had summoned him to Martin County Court as a witness. While she was 
telling this to Mr. MOORE, the negro woman tried to stop her and SAVAGE told her to hold her tongue. 
After Mr. MOORE left, the negro woman told SAVAGE "IF BRILEY had told such a lie I would not tell 
everybody of it." Mr. COLLINS came to Mr. JONES a few days after BRILEY left and told the negro 
wench to tell BRILEY to come to him as soon as he gets home as COLLINS might be gone from home. 
That COLLINS spoke to BRILEY at Martin County Court and was to do an instrument of writing for him. 

Olive (her mark) SAVAGE 

State of North Carolina Pitt County Speirs Landing, July 2, 1796 
Deposition of Jacob HARRIS 

HARRIS says that sometime before the death of John JONES, JONES came to his house. HARRIS said to 
JONES that he understood that JONES was going to give all his property to Jacob BRILEY. JONES replied 
"NO, BRILEY never shall have one shilling of it as long as he lives except he steels it." 

State of North Carolina Pitt County Speirs Landing, July 2, 1796 
Deposition of Sarah ASBELL 

ASBELL says she was at the house of John JONES about two or three months before his death. While in 
conversation, JONES told her he was ruined. ASBELL asked him why and he said that he had heard Jacob 
BRILEY had told others that JONES was leaving his estate to him and he was never getting a wife as long 
as he lived. ASBELL said it was a good thing. JONES replied "that it was an outright lie, that he had 
never put pen to paper to convey his property to anyone. And besides why should I, I have only one 
daughter, Polly ROGERS, and she has been an undutiful child in every since of the word and there is no 
need to will my property to her since she will heir it at my death." 
Sworn to by William JORDAN Sarah (her mark) ASBELL 

State of North Carolina Pitt County Speirs Landing, July 2, 1796 
Deposition of William BALDWYN 

BALDWYN says that sometime after the Revolution, John JONES came to his house and said he was 
afraid someone was going to take his life, the SPEIRS in particular. BALDWYN told him NO, but told him 
he better go to Martinsborough and inform the Committee. The next day JONES returned to BALDWYNs 
house and got BALDWYN to go with him to Martinsborough. They set out together for town and fell in 
with Col. Robert SALTER. JONES informed SALTER about his apprehensions and desired SALTER and 
BALDWYN to see that his daughter Polly gets his property if he should get killed, since she was his only 
child. W BALDWYN 

Sworn to by William JORDAN 

State of North Carolina Pitt County Speirs Landing, July 2, 1796 
Deposition of Olive SAVAGE 

SAVAGE says that on the night before John JONES died, JONES desired Jacob BRILEY, who lived in the 
house with him, to go pay a debt he owed on board a northern vessel. BRILEY wouldn't go, saying his 
horse was out. JONES then offered BRILEY his mare if he would go to SPEIRS Landing for him and buy 
some rum and molasses. BRILEY wouldn't go and employed another man to run the errand. SAVAGE 
said that when BRILEY was out of the house, JONES told her he wished that BRILEY would go away so 
he could write his will. SAVAGE asked JONES if he was going to give his property to his daughter, and 
he said no, he was going to give it to her children. SAVAGE then asked him how he felt and JONES said 
that the ginger tea they had given him had poisoned him. JONES asked SAVAGE to look at his tongue, 
which was very black and swollen and Jones said his stomach was equally bad. 
Sworn to by William JORDAN Olive (her mark) SAVAGE 



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New Bern District 

Deposition of Charles BARBER of Pitt County 

BARBER says that soon after the first marriage of Mary JONES (daughter of John JONES dec'd.) to John 
GORMAN, BARBER heard JONES say that if the marriage hadn't happened in this country it would be a 
hanging offense for a man to steal an "Heiress." BARBER asked JONES if Mary was an heiress and 
JONES said "yes, she is my Heiress." Charles BARBER 

Deposition of Jesse MOORE of Pitt County 

MOORE says that the day after John JONES died, he was with others at JONES house. They asked Jacob 
BRILEY how JONES disposed his property. BRILEY said that JONES gave it all to his Qacob BRILEYs) 
father. One of the men there asked to see the will and they all went to the house and BRILEY showed 
them a paper which he said was JONES will. MOORE then asked BRILEY if JONES had signed the will, 
and he said "no, I signed it." 

Jesse MOORE 

Deposition of Olive SAVAGE of Pitt County 

SAVAGE says she went to John JONES house on a Friday before he died and she found his negro wench 
crying. SAVAGE asked her what was wrong and the negro wench said "my master accuses me of poison- 
ing him and I have lived with him twelve years and never was accused of such a thing before by him," 
SAVAGE went to the other room to see JONES and he complained that he had a very sore mouth and 
throat and that a "very bad lax followed him." SAVAGE says she returned to see JONES on Sunday and 
JONES said he felt poorly and that they gave him ginger tea to drink and it poisoned him. SAVAGE and 
a old man named BENTLEY, who was there also, both said ginger tea is good and would not hurt anyone. 
JONES still claimed the tea poisoned him and complained that his breast was raw clear through. SAV- 
AGE then looked at JONES' tongue and said it was swollen and black. SAVAGE got some "mouth water" 
and had JONES wash his mouth out., from which came rotten flesh. Mr. (or Mrs.?) BARBER also had the 
same condition afterwards on Tuesday. JONES said they gave him the ginger tea when Bett, the negro 
wench was gone to the landing to carry corn. SAVAGE returned on Monday and JONES was beddridden 
and still complaining of being very ill. SAVAGE came again on Tuesday and on that day Jones asked 
BRILEY to carry some corn to a vessel at the landing to pay for the cloth he had gotten for his negroes 
clothes. BRILEY said he would go, but left and turned out his horse. BRILEY returned and said his horse 
was gone. JONES then told BRILEY to take his mare, get some corn and go get him some rum and 
mollasses. JONES didn't have a desire to drink rum often, but wanted some then. BRILEY left and JONES 
began to talk about dying. SAVAGE told JONES that if your dying you should settle your business. 
JONES said he would when BRILEY left. JONES told them to send for BALDWIN or WHITEHEAD, they 
were the best "pens men" he knew. SAVAGE then asked JONES who he was going to leave his property 
to. JONES said he intended to give it to his daughters children. He would not give it to his daughter 
because she had displeased him in her first marriage. At that moment, BRILEY stepped back into the 
house and JONES asked him why he hadn't left with the corn. BRILEY said nothing, turned and left and 
went out and hired William HARRISS (who was there) to go get the rum and mollasses. JONES died that 
night about two in the morning and BRILEY stayed by him constantly. SAVAGE says that after JONES 
died, BRILEY wanted SAVAGE and the other women there to lay him out and not to send anyone out to 
get others to do it. SAVAGE says she heard JONES tell Solomon BRALEY on the Monday or Tuesday 
before his death that he had made no will. SAVAGE also said that about two weeks before JONES died, 
Jesse MOORE came to JONES house and called BRILEY out to the barn. They talked there and MOORE 
left. BRILEY came back to the house and asked Tabitha CHERRY to get his clothes packed because he was 
summoned as a witness to Martin County court. SAVAGE said BRILEY had a paper in his hand and when 
she held out her hand and asked to see it, BRILEY slipped it into his pocket. 

Olive (her mark) SAVAGE 

Deposition of John Gray BLOUNT and Richard BLACKLEDGE, March 28, 1796 

BLOUNT says that he heard from one of the jurors who tried the case on March 26, 1796 in Superior 

Court in New Bern. BLOUNT said that a little after the jury had given their verdict in favor of the defen- 



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dant ROGERS, the juror said it was NO will and had left the court saying that. It was the jurors opinion 
that it was John JONES will because the witnesses couldn't have agreed so well on the facts unless it were 
not true. J BLOUNT 



BLACKLEDGE says he heard another juror say that the reason the jury said it was no will was because of 
the impression that BRILEY was instrumental in procuring the will, but that he and others of the jury 
thought from the testimoney given that JONES really did execute the will. 
Sworn to by Jn. F. SMITH Comr. CC 

Craven County Rd. BLACKLEDGE 

Deposition of Jacob BRILEY, April 1, 1796 

BRILEY says that Frankey HARRIS of Pitt County is a material witness in the suit between Joseph 
BRILEY as executor of John JONES and Benjamin ROGERS. BRILEY says that HARRIS was summoned as 
a witness and attended one or two terms of court, but was so unwell this term and could not attend. 
BRILEY says HARRIS would have declared that JONES told her a few days before the death that he had 
made his will and disposed of his property the same as the will offered for probate. 
Sworn to in Open Court, Silas COOKE CC Jacob BRILEY 

"In Consideration of the sum of five shillings to me in hand paid by Joseph BRILEY Executor of John 
JONES dec'd. I hereby acquit release & discharge the said Joseph as Executor aforesaid of all gifts claims 
and legacies arising from or accruing to me by the Will of the said John JONES In Testimony whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 20th day of March 1796 

Test Richd. WHITEHURST Tabitha (her mark) CHERRY {Seal} 

Wm BLACKLEDGE 

[Lawyers notes on back of this document] 

"BENTLEY heard JONES say he had no occasion to make a deed having but 1 child 
Saw him make his mark to a deed 

TUCKER. He had JONES will intended to get it proved at court, still alliv e 

Edward MOORE. Jones had no hand in the deed — COLLINS wrote it 
He made the old man signe one! 

BROOKES. JONES was a good writer, yet he has made his mark 
CO ART) Conversation with HELLEN 
COLLINS) BRILEY applied to him 
Poison — Ratsbane" 



BILLS charged to the Defendant: 

John BENTLEY Mar. 1794— Sept. 1795 (90 mi. Court house to home) 3 days 

William HARRIS Mar. 1794— Sept. 1795 (100 mi.) 3 days 

Jacob HARRIS Mar. 1794— Sept. 1795 (100 mi.) 3 days 

Keley TUCKER Mar. 1794— Sept. 1795 (100 mi.) 3 days 

Solomon PATRICK Sept. 28, 1796 (100 mi.) 

Sarah ASBELL Sept. 28, 1796 (240 mi.) 

John Thompson BRADLEY Sept. 28, 1796 (100 mi.) 

Jesse MOORE Sept. 28, 1796 (100 mi.) 



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Olive SAVAGE Sept. 28, 1796 (100 mi.) 

Jacob HARRIS Sept. 28, 1796 (100 mi.) 

Richard MOYE Sept. 30, 1796 (96 mi.) 

Kela TUCKER Mar. 26, 1796 (90 mi.) 

Jesse MOORE Mar. 28, 1795 (90 mi.) 3 days 

Jesse MOORE Mar. 28, 1795 & Sept. 1794 (180 mi.) 2 days 

Agnes LATHAM Sept. 26, 1794 (84 mi.) 

Edwd. MOORE Mar. 26, 1796 (100 mi.) 

Edward MOORE Sept. 29, 1795 & Mar. 1795 (200 mi.) 2 days 

John BARBER Mar. 1794 & Sept. 1795 (300 mi.) 3 days 

Solomon PATRICK Mar. 26, 1796 (90 mi.) 1 day 

Solo BRALEY Mar. 26, 1796 (100 mi.) 1 day 

Charles BARBER Sept. 28, 1796 (120 mi.) 1 day 

Jesse MOORE Sept. 28, 1795 (90 mi.) 1 day 

Jesse JONES Mar. 28, 1795 (130 mi.) 2 days 

Jesse MOORE Mar. 26, 1796 (90 mi.) 1 day 



Mrs. Bettie ANDREWS Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., July 7, 1909 

Oakley Items, July 6 The remains of Mrs. Bettie ANDREWS were brought here for burial Saturday 

afternoon from Chadburn, N. C. Mrs. ANDREWS was about 70 years old, a member of the Primitive 
Baptist church, a loving mother, a most excellent neighbor. Always speaking words of comfort in those in 
distress, her long life has been spent for the benefit of others, ever trying to make them happy. She leaves 
one son, Capt. W. A. ANDREWS, of Chadburn. A large crowd was present, at the burial to pay the last 
tribute of respect to this noble woman. 

Final Rites of Mrs. Mitt P. NEWTON 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Oct. 22, 1937 

Final rites for Mrs. Mitt Parker NEWTON, 70, widow of the late J. R. NEWTON, and a beloved and highly 
esteemed woman of Farmville, were held from her late home on Belcher street, at three o'clock, Tuesday 
afternoon, by Rev. H. M. WILSON, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member. 
Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery beneath a large and handsome floral tribute. Favorite hymns 
were rendered by the Fountain Presbyterian choir. Mrs. NEWTON succumbed Monday morning in a 
Greenville hospital, after an illness of three weeks, death resulting from an attack of pneumonia. Surviv- 
ing are a brother, J. W. PARKER, a half-sister, Mrs. Watt PARKER; six nieces, Miss Ellie PARKER, Wash- 
ington, Mrs. Fannie WHITEHURST, Charleston, S. C, Mrs. Charles BAKER, Plymouth, Mrs. Walter 
HATCH, Wilmington, Mrs. John TUGWELL and Miss Alice Harper PARKER, Farmville; seven nephews, 
Carl, Norfolk, Va., Delk, Dunn, and Tom PARKER, California, Jim, John, Ben and Dock PARKER, all of 
Farmville. Among other close relatives are; Mrs. R. A. FOUNTAIN, and Watt NEWTON, of Fountain, and 
J. K. NEWTON, of Enfield. 

Mr. W. C. McGOWAN 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 12, 1900 

Black Jack Items, Oct. 9 Mr. W. C. MCGOWAN, aged about 80 years, died at home about 3 miles from 

here on Sunday morning, Oct. 7. He was taken very suddenly and lived only a few minutes. We extend 
our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones left to mourn his death. The remains were taken to the 
SKINNER farm for burial today. 

Ed MAYO Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., July 7, 1909 

Black Jack Items, July 6....J. A. CLARK and W. V. CLARK left Saturday evening to be at the funeral of their 
uncle, Ed MAYO, who died Saturday morning near Gum Swamp. 



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Bible Records 



Levi Pierce Bible 

From photocopies of the original bible pages contributed by Sammy A. Pierce, of Arlington, Va. No 
copyright information given on bible other than it is from the early 1900's. The bible is owned by Mrs. 
Mary Frances Shepp, of Albuquerque, NM. Bracketed information by the editor. 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT Levi Pierce and Miss V. C Wetherington WERE UNITED BY ME IN THE 
BONDS OF HOLY MATRIMONY At A. R. Holton's on the 18th day of November in the year of our Lord 
1897. in Presence of _[blank] Signed J. L Winfield 

Marriages 

Doc. Smith and Mary E. Pierce were United in the holy Bonds of matrimony in the year. 1914 Apr 1 

J. R. Pierce and agnes Dixon were United in the holy Bonds of matrmony in the year. 1915 Apr 28 

Sam. Pierce and A. B. Suls [Sauls] were United in the holy Bonds of matrimony in the year.. 1920. .Sept 14 

Births 

Mary E. Piersce, daughter of Levi and V. C. Pierce his wife was borne Oct. 6th 1892. 

J. R. Pierce, Son of Levi and Katie his wife was borne May 29th. 1895 

Sam Pierce, Son of Levi and Katie his wife was borne Nov. 23rd. 1898 

Dennis Winfield Pierce, Son of Levi and Katie his wife was borne Aug. 29th. 1900. 

Damon. Pierce Son of Levi and Katie his wife was borne Sept. 18. th. 1903 

W. E. Pierce Son of Levi and Katie his Wife was borne March. 8. 1907 

F. R. Pierce Son of Levi and his Wife Katie was borne June. 2. 1910 

Katie. L. Pierce Daughter of Levi and his Wife Katie was borne Feb. 10. 1914. 

Deaths 

Dennis Winfield died June, 1937 

Mrs Virginia Kathryn Pierce Wife of Levi Pierce died June 1939 
Mr. Levi Pierce died Jan. 26 1946 

The Peaden Family Bible 

From a typed transcript with notes. The introductory material is presented as direct quotations of the 
original transcriber (unknown). All annotations belong to the original transcriber, and are presented in 
parentheses. 

Notes from conversation with Lucy Peaden Wooten March 11, 1979, re: the Peaden family, 
and the Dunn family. 

"Madie Wooten's father and Pa (William H. Peaden) were first cousins. Pa called her 
grandfather 'Uncle Louis Peaden'. My grandpa and her grandpa were brothers." 
"Grandmu's mother died when they were young. (The oldest was about 14 ?). One 
neighbor to determine how smart Aunt Bet (the oldest) was asked, 'Which had you rather 
have, ten pounds of cotten or 15 lbs. of cloth. Aunt Bet said, 10# of cotten because it 
would make more cloth.'" 

Mammy (Kate Peaden) was the only child that lived. Her mama was Margaret Johnson. 
"Grandmu said her daddy had a bad leg." 
"Grandpa only had one arm." 

"Grandmu, Aunt Kiz (old maid) and Uncle Robert were brothers and sisters." 



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Copy of material found tucked in Peaden family Bible in possession of Lucy Peaden Wooten. 
William (?) Peaden married Penny Rogers (born 5-9-1817) on Dec. 22, 1831 



Harriet Peaden 


born July 21, 1833 


Edmund 


born July 11, 1835 


Emily 


born Jan. 19, 1837 


William A. 


born August 15, 1839 


C. N. (?) 


born Jan. 4, 1842 


J. R. 


born April 24, 1843 


N.A. E. (?) Nan? 


bom October 4, 1845 


J.F. 


born March 4, 1848 


Mary 


born July 26, 1850 


K. L. 


born March 15, 1852 


L.T. 


born June 15, 1855 


R. R. 


born June 7, 1858 


DEATHS 




K. L. 


died Oct. 3, 1864 


J.F. 


died October 16, 1866 


Edmund 


died October 30, 1866 


William Peaden 


died Sept. 5, 1867 


Nan Rogers 


died Dec. 1859 


Barbara Jolly 


died Feb. 22, 1867 


Penelope Peaden 


died Jan. 24, 1884 


Harriet Peaden 


died July 4, 1892 



The Joseph H. Saunders Bible 

The old Bible was found at Cable & Craft Antique Store in April of 1985 and was shortly thereafter sold. 
The records were copied, in full, by Elizabeth Ross at that time. It was published in 1854 for the Bible 
Society of Pennsylvania. 

Written on the fly-leaf: D. L. Swain 
Chapel Hill 
7 June 1860 

Joseph H. Saunders 
Class of 1859-69? 

The records: 

Joseph H. Saunders and Fannie C. Neal were married in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 9th 1869 

Norfleet Smith, son of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born in Pitt Co. N. C. Dec. 5th 1869 
Lizzie Sheppard, daughter of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born at Avon Pitt Co. Dec. 1st 1872 
John Hyer son of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born at Avon July 23 1875 
Jas. McKinnon Saunders son of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born at Avon April 23, 1878 
Susan Baker daughter of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born at Avon Aug 19th 1880 
Joseph Hubbard son of J. H. & F. C. Saunders was born at Avon Dec 28th 1882 
Joseph H. Saunders died in Greenville Sept 24, 1885. Aged 45 years 1 month 1 day 
Norfleet Smith Saunders died at Avon Nov 29 1885. Aged 15 years. 11 months 24 days 
Lizzie Sheppard Saunders died at Avon May 5th 1875. Aged 2 years 5 month 4 days 

All died of Hemorrahge Fever 



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Written sideways on back cover: Rev. A. S. Henry (?), D. D. 
22 Bible House 
The Soldiers & — (illegible) 
G— (illegible) 50ct 

The James G. Sheppard Bible 

From a notarized transcript of the original Bible, both in possession of Sheppard Memorial Library Greenville, 
N. C. The library was established by the son of Henry Sheppard in memory of his father, William Henry 
Haywood Sheppard, whose descendants lived in Pitt County. The Bible was published in London, Eng.; 
some pages missing. It is now in storage and not available to the public. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Phereby Jones Sheppard daughter of James G. Sheppard and Mary Jones Sheppard was born the 10th day 

September A. D. 1810 
William H. H. Sheppard son of the same was born 10th January 1813 
Blanne Harper Sheppard son of same was born 1st January 1816 

James G. Sheppard and Mary Williams Edwards was married the 19th day of December AD 1816 
Martha Ann Sheppard daughter of James G. Sheppard and Mary Williams Sheppard was born Tuesday 
6th January 1818 

Eliza Jan Glasgow Sheppard daughter of same was born Tuesday 15th February 1820 

Theophilus Edward son of James Glasgow & Mary W. Sheppard was born on Sunday morning the 30th 

day of September A. D. 1821 
Benjamin Edward son of same was born on Thursday 13th January AD 1825 
Abraham Thomas was born on Wednesday morning about 1 o'clock January 23rd 1828 
James Glasgow Sheppard was born on Monday evening September 13th 1830 
Elizabeth H. Catharine was born on Saturday evening January 12th 1833 
Robert Dunbar was born on Sunday night about 11 o'clock April 26th 1835 
Joseph McMakin was born on Monday Morning 18th day of April 1837 
James Glasgow Means was born on Monday morn, the 31 day of July 1838 

Phereby Glasgow Sheppard Daughter of Benja and Martha Jones his wife was born 22nd January 1784 

departed this life on the 31st July 1804 
James Glasgow Sheppard was born 3rd March 1786 
Benjamin Caswell Dobbs Blount Sheppard 18th June 1791 

William Sheppard was born 17th May 1794 departed this life on the 1st January 1795 
Abraham Sheppard was born 15th March 1796 

Benjamin Sheppard sen. departed this life 1st October 1798 aged 47 years six months 
Benjamin C. D. B. Sheppard departed this life 1th Jany. 1817 
Martha Jones Scurlock departed this life 6 day of July 1818 

Joseph Scurlock son of Joseph and Martha his wife was born Friday morning 28th August 1801 
Myal Scurlock was born 25th May 1803 

Mary Jones Harper, wife of Jas. G. Sheppard was born April 5, 1787, d. May 12, 1816 
James G. Sheppard departed this life on the 8th day of July 1841 at Hernando, Miss. 

William Henry Haywood Sheppard was born 10th January 1813 —Died Oct. 27, 1881 
Margaret Ann Sheppard, wife of Henry Sheppard was born 9th September, 1822. Died July 29, 1863 
Elizabeth Williams Sheppard, daughter of Henry and Margaret Ann Sheppard was born 21st June 1842 — 
Died December 21, 1868 

Margaret Ann Sheppard, wife of Henry Sheppard was delivered of an infant female on 16th March 1844 
James Glasgow Sheppard, son of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 6th of February 1845 
Benjamin Streeter Sheppard son of H. and M. A. Sheppard was born 15th December 1846 



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Mary MacKlewain Sheppard, daughter of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 12th October 1848 
Alice Sheppard, daughter of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 8th June 1850 
Martha Sheppard, daughter of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 14th April 1852 
Henry Sheppard, son of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 26th June 1854 
Margaret Ann Sheppard, daughter of Henry and M. A. Sheppard, was born 10th April 1856 
William Sheppard, son of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 6th June 1858 
Susan Emma Sheppard, daughter of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 20th November 1859 
Alexander Sherrod Sheppard, son of Henry and M. A. Sheppard was born 15th November 1861 
Lawrence Baker Sheppard, son of Henry Sheppard and Lizzie Turnage Sheppard, his wife was born 1st 
December 1866 

B. Harper Sheppard and Phereby R. Donelson, daughter of Lemuel and Eliza J. Donelson were married at 

Nashville on the second day of August, 1838 
B. H. Sheppard was born on the first day of January, 1816 at Snow Hill Greene County, North Carolina 
Phereby R. Donelson his wife was born near Franklin Williamson County Tenessee on the 16 October 1824 
Benjamin E. Sheppard & Francis E. Curtiss was married 22nd day of November 1860 

Harper Donelson Sheppard, son of Henry and Lizzie Sheppard was born 9th October 1868 

James Sheppard son of Benjamin Sheppard and Martha Jones was born the 3rd day of March A. D. 1786 

was married to Mary J. Armstrong widow of Wm. H. Armstrong and daughter of of Blanne and 

Elizabeth Harper Dec. 13th 1809 
Mary J. Sheppard departed this life on the 12th day of May A. D. 1816 

Phereby Jones Sheppard daughter of James G. Sheppard and Mary Jones Sheppard departed this life the 
30th day of July 1811 

Martha Ann Sheppard daughter of James G. Sheppard and Mary Williams Sheppard departed this life 

Saturday the 26th day of August A. D. 1820 
Theophilus Edward Sheppard departed this life on Thursday the 26th day of February A. D. 1824 
Joseph McMakin Sheppard departed this life on Sunday the 15th day of Sept. 1840 
James G. Sheppard departed this life on Thursday the 8th day of July, 1841 
James G. Sheppard Junr. departed this life on Friday the 20 day August 1841 

Mary Elizabeth, daughter of B. H. and Phereby R. Sheppard was born near Nashville on the morning of 
th 19th of June A. D. 1839 

Phereby Whyte, daughter of same was born near Franklin Tenn on the morning of the seventh of March 
A. D. 1841 

Lemuel Donelson Sheppard son of same was born in Nashville on Sunday the 16th of July 1842 
Harper Sheppard second son of same was born near Nashville Thursday morning May 1, 1845 
Mary Frances, third daughter of same was born near Nashville on Thursday March 1, 1849 
John William Sheppard, third son of B. H. and Phereby R. Sheppard was born on the 14th of July, 1853 
Maida Harper, seventh child of same was born on the 11th day of January A. D. 1857 

Francis E. Shell, Daughter of Dr. Thomas Shell, Newbery, South Carolina born 28 day Dec. a.d. 1833 
Mary Custiss Sheppard Daughter of B. E. & Frances E. his wife was born Mobile, Ala. Sept. 27th 1861 
Benjamin E. Sheppard, Jr. son of B. E. & F. E. his wife born in Miss. 12 Feb. 1863. Died 20th of same 
month, 1863 

Benjamin Harper Sheppard born in Miss. August 11, 1865 

Willie Liss Sheppard of same was born Memphis, Tenn. August 10th 1868 

Benjamin Custiss Sheppard son of same departed this life July 20 1864 age 2 years 9 months 20 days 
Benjamin Harper Sheppard son of same died in Miss. Nov. 25, 1866 age 1 year 3 months 9 days 
Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of B. H. and Phereby R. Sheppard died of measles at Nashville on 

Wednesday morning at half past 12 o'clock, June 7, 1848 
Harper, second son of same died of measles at Nashville on Tuesday night at half past 11 o'clock, May 24, 

1848 aged three years and twenty four days 
Mary Frank, third daughter of B. H. and Phereby R. Sheppard departed this life 11th March 1856, aged 

seven years and ten days 



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Phereby, second child of B. H. & Phereby R. Sheppard departed this life on the 10th day of June A. D. 

1859, aged eighteen years three months and twenty three days 
Lemuel Donelson died near Franklin Term, on the second day of June 1832, aged 43 years 
Eliza J. his wife died in Nashville on the sixth of December, 1832, aged thirty years 

James G. Sheppard departed this life July 8, 1841, age fifty five years. 
Mary Jones Sheppard his wife died May 12, 1816, aged twenty nine years. 
Thomas E. Harper & Eliza Scurlock was married 25th day of May 1822 
Cornelia Ann daughter of Thomas & Eliza was born the 5th day of March 1823 
Martha Elizabeth was born 1st December 1824. 
Richard Graves was born 5th March 1827 

The Ruel Anderson Tyer Bible 

Copied by Roger Kammerer from photocopies of the original in the possession of Ruel Anderson Tyer of 
Falkland, N.C. No copyright date given. 

Births 

Norfleet Tyer son of James and Martha Tyer was born May 17, 1807 — died Feb. 1855, aged 47 years 
Elizabeth V. Tyer daughter of Norfleet and Abigail M. Tyer was born Oct. 3, 1836 

James R. Tyer son of Norfleet and Abigail M. Tyer was born Feb. 8, 1839 — died Oct. 15, 1863, aged 24 years 
John E. Tyer son of Norfleet and Abigail M. Tyer was born Dec. 18, 1840 — died Aug. 19, 1917, aged 76 years 
Thomas B. Tyer son of Norfleet and Abigail M. Tyer was born Aug. 27, 1844 — died Sept. 12, 1864, 
aged 21 years 

Deaths 

James Tyer died March 11, 1850 aged 79 years 

Elizabeth Williams died June 1st 1850 aged 52 years 

Abigail Moye Tyer died April 4, 1866, aged 64 years — born 1802 

Marriages 

Norfleet F. Latham and Nancy Gardner were married Feb. 15, 1849 
Readin Gay and Martha A. Tyer were married Feb. 15, 1849 

Births 

Lawrence A. Tyer, son of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born March 18, 1873 
Charles James Tyer, son of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born Dec. 31, 1874 
Elizabeth Virginia Tyer daughter of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born Feb. 6, 1876 
John Edwin Tyer son of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born Jan. 8, 1878 
Ralph Lang [Long?] Tyer son of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born March 27, 1880 
Ruel Benjamin Anderson Tyer son of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born Sept. 8, 1882 
Annie Lee Tyer daughter of John E. and Eliza A. Tyer was born Jan. 27, 1886 

The Thaddeus Norfleet Tyer Bible 

Copied by Roger Kammerer from records given to Rev. Robert Tyson by Mrs. Harvey Ruel Tyer, October 
1986; a transcript of the Bible records of Thaddeus Norfleet Tyer, deceased 1936, of Princess Ann County, 
Virginia. 

Births 

Patsey Tyer wife of James Tyer was born April 3, 1781 



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Marriages 

James Tyer and Patsey were married Jan. 20, 1806 
Births 

Norfleet Tyer son of James and Patsey Tyer was born May 17, 1807 
Letty [or Lotty] Tyer daughter of James and Patsey Tyer was born Nov. 10, 1808 
Penny Tyer daughter of James and Patsey Tyer was born May 11, 1811 
Alley Tyer daughter of James and Patsey Tyer was born Jan. 27, 1813 

William Lindley Tyer son of James and Patsey Tyer was born Oct. 17, 1814 — d. Sept. 22, 1886 

Thaddeus Tyer son of James and Patsey Tyer was born Nov. 9, 1818 

Martha Ann Rebecca Tyer daughter of James and Patsey Tyer was born March 26, 1830 

Marriages 

William Lindley Tyer and Ann Eliza Ormand were married March 31, 1861 [she was 22 years old] 
Births 

Martha Ann Tyer daughter of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born April 8, 1862 — d. Sept. 23,1866 
Mary Ormand Tyer daughter of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born April 23, 1864 
Elizabeth Virginia Tyer daughter of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born April 25, 1866 — d. Oct. 6, 1870 
William Henry Tyer son of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born Nov. 17, 1868 — d. Jan. 18, 1929 
Thomas Ralph Tyer son of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born July 26, 1871 [living at Bath, NC 1941] 
James Franklin Tyer son of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born Aug. 2, 1875 [living at Bath, NC 1941] 
Thaddeus Norfleet Tyer son of William L. and Ann Eliza Tyer was born April 18, 1878 — d. April 24, 1936 

William M. Tyer son of Thomas Ralph and Matilda E. [Latham] Tyer was born Oct. 22, 1893 

Deaths 

James Tyer departed this life the 11th. of March A.D. 1850 aged about 79 years 
Births 

Norfleet Franklin Latham was born Oct. 5, 1827 son of James and Penny T. Latham 
Mary Elizabeth Latham was born May 1831 daughter of James and Penny T. Latham 

James W. F. Moy son of Hardy Moy was born Dec. 3, 1840 
Harriett Moy daughter of Hardy Moy was born Feb. 1842 
Thaddeus Moy son of Hardy Moy was born Dec. 9, 1843 

Death 

Ruel B. Tyer died Jan. 1956 

Names of slaves were included in this bible, [not listed in the transcript provided] 

The Edward Carman Bible 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. From a typed copy (transcriber unknown). Last known owner of Bible, 
Mrs. Alice C. Cannon of Ayden, NC. Title page not available. 

Marriages 

Edward Carman and Elizabeth H. Frizzle were married Feb. 18, 1836 
Edward Carman, Jr., and Cornelia P. Moore were married May 16, 1877 

Edward Carman, Sr., and Martha Langley was married in the town of Hamilton in Martin Co., N. C. the 
28th day of November A. D. 1888 at 8 o'clock in the morning. 



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Births 

Edward Carman was born January 1, 1818 
Elizabeth H. Carman was born December 7, 1818 

William J. Carman, son of Edward and Elizabeth Carman, was born January 7, 1837 

Jonathan Frizzle Carman was born January 10, 1839 

Elizabeth Frances Carman was born May 25, 1841 

Augustus Washington Carman was born May 25, 1841 

Rutha Ann Elizabeth and Hannah Cordelia Carman were born July 30, 1845 

Edward Coward Carman was born July 30, 1847 

Zilpha Adlade Cordelia Carman was born January 31, 1849 

Lewis Kosuth Carman was born Feb. 18, 1851 

Joseph Carman was born May 5, 1855 

Cordealia Coward was born May 25, 1777 

William McCoy was born June 1, 1772 — her husband 

Cullen McCoy was born May 15, 1797 

William McCoy was born December 17, 1798 

Zilpher McCoy was born August 22, 1801 

Reuben H. Jackson was born July 11, 1808 

Martha E. Langley was born Feb. 12, 1855 

Marie Ruth Cannon was born July 27, 1901 

Leon Earl Cannon was born Nov. 6, 1903 

Hattie Olivia Cannon was born Mar. 30, 1905 

James Emanual Cannon was born Jan. 20, 1875 

Alice Carman was born Oct. 2, 1882 

Lillian Mae Cannon was born Aug. 16, 1908 

Daisy R Carman was born Aug. 17, 1879 

Delia E. Carman was born Sept. 3, 1880 

Marvin E. Carman was born May 30, 1885 

Clyde Woodward Cannon was born June 6, 1920 

Baptisms: 

E. C. Carman was baptized at Little Creek Bridge. 
Daisy Carman was baptized at Frizzle Mill. 
Delia Carman was baptized at Frizzle Mill. 
Mary Alice Carman was baptized at Little Creek. 
Marvin Edward Carman was baptized at Frizzle Mill. 

Deaths 

Mrs. Sarah Dawson departed this life Feb. 2, 1903 

William McCoy, the husband of Cordealia McCoy, who was first Cordealia Coward, died Sept. 13, 1802, 

and was killed by lightning. 
Augustus Washington Carman, son of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life, Aug. 1, 1844 
Elizabeth Frances Carman, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman, departed the life July 6, 1844 
Hannah Cordealia Carman, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life 

Aug. 31, 1845 

Joseph Carman, son of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life July, 1855 
Charles Garrold Carman, son of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life Feb. 1, 1856 
Lewis Kossuth Carman, son of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life Sept. 7th, 1856 
Cornelia P., wife of Edward J. Carman, departed this life A. D. Nov. 30th, 1886 
Zilpha Adelaide Cordelia Carman, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life 
Oct. 6, 1857 

Rutha Ann Elizabeth Carman, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth H. Carman departed this life Oct. 5, 1857 
Jonathan F. Carman was killed at the Battle of Sharpsburg in Mariland, Sept. 17, 1862 



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Cordelia Carman departed this life Jan. 6, 1867 

Dr. William J. Carman departed this life Feb. 23, 1884 

Elizabeth H. Carman, wife of Edward Carman departed this life Sept. 12, 1887 
Edward Carman departed this life Mar. 22, 1910 

William David Barber Bible 

The information was transcribed from photocopies of the original bible pages contributed to the PCFR 
Library by Eddie Barber. No title page given. Bible is in possession of Eddie Lee Barber of Greenville, NC. 

Note: Items relating to living persons have been omitted. — editor. 

THIS IS TO CERTIFY That William David Barber and Martha Jane Hardee WERE UNITED BY ME IN 
HOLY MATRIMONY at Joseph Ringgold on the 27 day of Nov. In the year of our Lord 1871 In Presence of 
Large Crowd Signed L. W. Anderson. D. W. Tucker. Bill Cherry. J. P. 



Name 


Place of 


Birth 


Date of Birth 


Date of Marriage 


Date of Death 


William David Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


C. 


Jan. 31 1847 


Nov. 29 1871 


February 13 1885 


Martha Jane Hardee Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


C. 


Nov. 5 1854 


// // // 


22 


1919 
















Lawrence Sulivan Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


January 15 1876 




July 30 1877 


Abram Wyatt Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


" " "17,1878 


Sept 20, 1899 


June 24 1939 


Joe John Burns Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


Sept 22 1879 


June 6 1891 




Snodie Leon Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


January 20 1882 




" " 15 1891 


Noah Heber Barber 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


April 11 1884 


July 5 1902 




Joseph Ringgold 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


Oct 18 1805 


Married 3 Times 


Sept 1881 


Luezer Rinngold Hardee 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


June 20 1835 


1852 


Oct 5 1903 


Susan E. Hardee (Harris) 


Pitt 


Co. 


N. 


c. 


Aug 


Sept 2 the Sunday 1903 


April 7 1918 


Joe W. Hardee 


Pitt 


Co. 






May 10 1860 


Killed By Frank Wynn with cars April 














14 1929 




Snodie Bond Hardee 


Pitt 


Co. 






Nov 13 1862 


Sept 7 1878 


July 29 1932 



Births 

William D. Barber the son of Abram Barber was borned Jan. 31the 1847. 
Martha J. Barber wife of William D Barber was borned Nov. 5the 1854 
Lawrence S. Barber son of W. D & M J Barber was borned Jan. 15the. 1876. 
Abram Wyatt Barber son of W. D. & M J Barber was borned Jan. 17the. 1878. 
Joe John B. Barber son of W. D. & M J. Barber was borned Sept. 22the. 1879 
Snodie Leon Barber son of W. D. & M. J. Barber was borned Jan. 20the. 1882 
Noah Heber Barber son of W. D & M J Barber was borned April lOthe 1884 
Mittie C Barber wife of N. H. Barber was borned August 22th, 1876 
William Jackson Barber son of N. H. & M. C. Barber was borned Jun the 4, 1903 
Willim Eddie Barber Son of N H & M C Barber was Borned March the 18 1906 
Mattie Laura Barber was born July 31 19 [cut off photocopy] 
Clara Arrington Barber was born Novemember 3, 1915 

Deaths 

Mittie C Barber departed this life June 23rd 1908. 

Noah H Barber son of N. H. Barber departed life May 11 1912. 

Lena E Stokes Died March 17 1938 

Eddie Lee Barber Died Nov 28th 1953 



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Charles Edmund Parkerson the son of Eley Parkerson departed this life September 27. day 1903. 
Edward Lee Barber Dc. 16 1932. Barbara A. Barber Feb. 1937. 
Barry F. Barber July 11, 1947. 

THIS CERTIFIES That the rite of HOLY MATRIMONY was celebrated between N. H. Barber of Pitt Co. 
and M. C. Parkerson of Pitt Co. on July 6th 1902. at 9 oclock by James Corbett. 
Witness: S. B. Hardee J. E. Parkerson 



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4006 Tanglewood Trail 
Chesapeake, Va. 23325-2236 
(757-420-6618) 
<cbrooks411@aol.com 
Surnames: ARNOLD, CAMPBELL, 
GARNER, HUDSON, LEWIS, 
SMITH, SUTTON 

Patricia W. Cobb 
441 Cooper St. 
Winterville, NC 28590 
(252-355-6550) 
Surnames: COBB 

Peggy Banks Deans 
P. O. Box 3081 
Wilson, NC 27895-3081 
<icesmom@cocentral.com> 
Surnames: COWARD 



Sandra Woolard Gerard 
4960 Market St. Ext. 
Washington, NC 27889-3730 
<sandyg@beaufortco.com> 
Surnames: ELKS, CORBETT, 
GERARD, HODGES, JEWELL, 
PARAMORE, ROBERSON, 
WOOLARD 

William L. Harris, Jr. 

3607 Fox Chase Rd. 

New Bern, NC (252-633-2497) 

<harris@sprintmail.com> 

Surnames: BUCK, CANNON, 

JOLLY, STOKES, SUTTON, TYSON 

Joyce Howe 

828 Green Ridge Dr. 

Raleigh, NC 27609 

(919-878-0832) 

<jhowe@peoplepc.com> 

Surnames: SMITH 



Janet B. Spangler 
P. O. Box 334 

Charleston, MD. 21914-0334 
<spangler@iximd.com> 
Surnames: CARNEY, HIGHSMITH, 
MOORE, POLLARD, STANCILL, 
TAYLOR, WHITEHURST 

Rachel N. Sutton 
6373 County Home Rd. 
Winterville, NC 28590 
Surnames: SUTTON 

Kathleen B. Wilde 
3407 S. Westminster Way 
Bloomington, IN 47401 
<wildekat@hotmail.com> 
Surnames: PEARCE 



J. T. HELLEN, Confederate Veteran 

New Bern Daily Journal, Sept. 9, 1893. 

Mr. J. T. HELLEN an old confederate soldier and ex-sheriff of Pitt county is in the city. Mr. HELLEN 
served through the war from 1861 until the first days fight in the battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864 
at which time he lost one of his legs. This was the fight in which the great commanders Grant and Lee 
first met with their opposing forces. The battle opened by General C. A. BATTLE, now of the JOURNAL 
staff. Mr. HELLEN is now engaged in selling books — religious and historical. He especially delights in 
introducing standard works treating on the war and rightly thinks it a duty this generation owes to itself 
and the gallant heroes of the confederacy to see that their deeds of valor are cherished and the memory of 
them passed on with undimmed lustre to succeeding generations. 

First War Pension 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., July 7, 1899 

The first pension to be received in Pitt county as the outgrowth of the war with Spain, came to Frances 
REEVES, colored, on Monday. She is the widow of Kit REEVES who died in the hospital while his regi- 
ment was in camp at Knoxville, Tenn. His remains were brought to Greenville. His widow receives a 
pension of $12 a month. 



PCGQ August 2000 



Queries 



Who was the first wife of Seth SUTTON, b. April 13, 1798, d. Feb. 5, 1884 in White Co., ILL, and did they 
have children? Seth md. second in 1846 in White Co.. ILL. to Sally EDWARDS . Seth and Sally are my 
husbands great great grandparents. 

— Charlene Strode MONTGOMERY; W7289 Becherer Dr.; Minong, WI 54859-9208 (715-466-4842) 

o o o o o 

Searching for maiden name, names of parents, marriage date and location for Lucinda (Lucy) , b. in 

SC, who was wife of David SMITH, b. in mid-1790's, and was living in Chattooga Co., Ga. in 1850. 
—Dorothy S. DUFF; 2806 Majestic Dr.; Ooltewah, TN 37363-8937 <Dsdnew@aol.com> 

o o o o o 

The FAULKNER family in Greene Co., NC have a close relationship with the STOCKS family in Pitt Co. I 

am interested in information about Gardner FAULKNER, b. 1802, who md. Louisa , b. 1808; 

Redden FAULKNER, b. 18_5 and wife Lucinda STOCKS, b. 1834; and Wiley J. FAULKNER, b. 1858 and 
wife Mary A. STOCKS, b. 1863. 

—Betty L. HELDMAN; 2146 Seaton Springs Rd,; Sevierville, TN 37862 (423-429-4674) 
<BHeldman@BellSouth.com> 

o o o o o 

Searching for the parents and descendants of the William TISON that purchased 2 town lots in 
Martinsborough, Pitt Co. in 1772, and sold them in 1782. 1 need to determine if this William TISON is a 
relative of the other TYSON /TISON families located in Pitt County at that time. 

—Jerry T. BARTON; 209 Southcross; Georgetown, TX 78628-3026 (512-863-8409) <jbarton85@aol.com> 

o o o o o 

I need to find the maiden name of Mary, the wife of Henry HODGES who died in Pitt Co. after Nov. 16, 
1802. 

—Mrs. Jean CALDWELL; P. O. Box 381; Washington, NC 27889-0381 (252-946-2404) 

o o o o o 

Seeking descendants and kin of Rigney MURPHY and Guilford MURPHY from 1800 forward. Also Capt. 

John MURPHY was supposed to have owned "Bear Garden Plantation" in Dobbs /Greene County, NC in 

the late 1700's. Where is the present location of the "Bear Garden Plantation."? 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr., 7912-H Harris Hill Lane; Charlotte, NC 28269-0704 (704-549-5666) 

<jalmillerjr.@att.net> 

o o o o o 

Looking for information on Lewis PELT, b. Beaufort Co., NC 1800-1810, alive on 1840 NC Census and 
John PELT, b. ca. 1826 in Beaufort Co., NC, believed to be the son of Lewis PELT. John is found on the 
1850 Wayne Co., NC Census. 

— M. P. PELT; P. O. Box 506; Spring Valley, CA 91976-0506 <termel@aol.com> 

o o o o o 

I am looking for slave documents or lists from the Amos JOYNER family, Sherrod TYSON family and the 
MAY families from around the Farmville area. 

—Simon HEMBY, Jr.; 1437 East Baltimore St.; Baltimore, Md. 21231-1405 <SHembyjr@aol.com> 

o o o o o 

I am looking for the parents of Sarah Elizabeth PEARCE, b. Aug. 26, 1824 in Pitt Co., d. Sept. 27, 1892 in 

Onslow Co., NC. They may be the W. L. B. PEARCE and his wife, Mary G. , b. ca. 1795 and d. ca. 

1852, buried in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Greenville, NC. 

—Kathleen WILDE; 3407 S. Westminster Way; Bloomington, IN 47401-8631 (812-336-0526) 
<wildekat@hotmail.com> 

o o o o o 

I am looking for the parents and descendants of Vincent CAMPBELL, b. 1814, who md. in 1839 to Lovey 

GARNER. Their children were: Elizabeth, Martha, James Edward, Mary L., and Sarah J. Campbell. They 

were located in the Crossroads District in the 1850 Pitt County census. 

—Charlotte S. BROOKS; 4006 Tanglewood Dr.; Chesapeake, VA 23325 (757-420-6618) 

<cbrooks411@aol.com> 



PCGQ August 2000 



Looking for the parents of Austin FLOOD who md. in 1850 to Frances .They had three children: 

Austin, Jr., Warren and Josephine FLOOD, who md. in 1862 to Jim TUCKER. Austin FLOOD was a the 
noted minister of the African Baptist Church, which became known as the Sycamore Hill Baptist Church 
in Greenville, NC. 

— Demetria TUCKER; 6982 Sweet Cherry Court; Roanoke, VA 24019-2151 (540-853-2955) 
<DTucker332@aol.com> 

o o o o o 

I would like to correspond with a descendant of Marcellus MOORE, merchant of Greenville, NC. He 
along with my uncle John MOORE operated a store under the style J & M MOORE. They were in busi- 
ness until the Civil War; after which John MOORE operated the store himself. I will share information 
about accounts, bills, etc. 

—Rachel B. HORD; P. O. Box 517; Crescent City, FL. 32112 



Reunion 2000 

October 6-7, 2000* 

4th Annual 
Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 
Reunion Weekend. 

Hooker Memorial Christian Church Activity Building 
Corner of Elm St. and Greenville Blvd. 

Registration $10 
Early Registration guarantees catered Saturday lunch 
and an Information Packet. 

Friday, Oct. 6: 
Registration /Sign in: 9:00 am 
Trips to court house and libraries 
Dutch dinner (if enough people indicate interest) 

Saturday, Oct. 7: 
Registration /Sign in: 9:00 am 
Information Exchange (bring your papers, etc.!) 9:00^4:00 
Lunch, 12:00 noon 

For registration form and questions, contact: 
William B. Kittrell 
2200 Blackjack Simpson Road 
Greenville, NC 27858-9327 
252-758-2979 

* The May issue erroneously gave the dates Oct. 8-9. 
Please note correction! 



PCGQ August 2000 



Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adams 7 

Allen, Ann G 7 

Allen, Burton 7 

Allen, Jemima 8 

Allen, John 7,8 

Allen, John Burton 7 

Allen, Mary 7,8 

Allen, Paul, Mrs 11 

Allen, Shadrach 8 

Anderson, John 7 

Anderson, L. W 28 

Andrews, Bettie 20 

Andrews, W. A., Capt 20 

Armstrong, Mary J 24 

Armstrong, Wm. H 24 

Arnold 29 

Asbell, Sarah 14, 15, 17, 19 

Asbil, Sary 14 

Atkinson, Allen 15 

Bailey, Capt 2 

Baker, A. A 9 

Baker, Abram 9 

Baker, Charles, Mrs 20 

Baker, Jesse 5 

Baldwin 18 

Baldwyn, William 15, 17 

Barber, Abram Wyatt 28 

Barber, Barbara A 29 

Barber, Barry F. 29 

Barber, Carls 14 

Barber, Charles 18, 20 

Barber, Clara Arrington 28 

Barber, Eddie Lee 28 

Barber, Edward Lee 29 

Barber, Joe John Burns 28 

Barber, John 20 

Barber, John, Junr. 14 

Barber, Keziah 15 

Barber, Lawrence Sulivan 28 

Barber, Mattie Laura 28 

Barber, Mittie C 28 

Barber, N. H 29 

Barber, Noah Heber 28 

Barber, Snodie Leon 28 

Barber, William David 28 

Barber, William Jackson 28 

Barber, Willim Eddie 28 

Barrow, Samuel 3 

Barton, Jerry T. 30 

Battle, C. A., General 29 

Beardsly, Jacque Ann 10 



Beardsly, Lambert P. 10 

Belcher, Benj 12 

Bentley 18, 19 

Bentley, John 1,19 

Bently, John 14 

Bently, Luke 1 

Blackledge, Richard/Rd 18, 19 

Blackledge, Wm 19 

Blount, B 15 

Blount, C. A., Mrs 13 

Blount, Elias J., Doctor 9 

Blount, John Gray/J 18 

Blount, Marvin Key 6 

Bowers, John 15, 16 

Bradley, John 14, 15 

Bradley, John Thompson 19 

BraleySolo 16, 20 

Braley, Solomon 14, 15, 18 

Briley, Abraham 14 

Briley, Isaac 14 

Briley, Jacob 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 

Briley, Joseph 14, 16, 19 

Brookes 19 

Brooks, Charlotte S 29, 30 

Brooks, James 9 

Brooks, Stephen 16 

Brown, J. S 13 

Bryan, Benjamin 11 

Bryan, Eula Elizabeth Satterfield 11 

Bryan, Robert 11 

Bryan, Sallie Smith 11 

Bryan, Suky 8 

Bryan, W. P., Jr 11 

Bryan, William P. 11 

Buck 29 

Bullock, Mc. G 12 

Burnett, Hepburn 5 

Burney, Simon 8 

Butler, Charles 3 

Butler, Louisa 3 

Butler, Susana 3 

Byrum, Jacob 1 

Caldwell, Jean, Mrs 30 

Campbell 29 

Campbell, Elizabeth 30 

Campbell, James Edward 30 

Campbell, Martha 30 

Campbell, Mary L 30 

Campbell, Sarah J 30 

Campbell, Vincent 30 

Cannon 29 



Cannon, Alice C, Mrs 26 

Cannon, Clyde Woodward 27 

Cannon, Hattie Olivia 27 

Cannon, James Emanuel 27 

Cannon, Leon Earl 27 

Cannon, Lillian Mae 27 

Cannon, Marie Ruth 27 

Cannon, Mary E 9, 10 

Carman, Alice 27 

Carman, Augustus Washington 27 

Carman, Charles Garrold 27 

Carman, Cordelia 28 

Carman, Cornelia P. 27 

Carman, Daisy P 27 

Carman, Delia E 27 

Carman, E. C 27 

Carman, Edward 26, 27, 28 

Carman, Edward Coward 27 

Carman, Edward, Jr. 26 

Carman, Elizabeth Frances 27 

Carman, Elizabeth H 27, 28 

Carman, Hannah Cordelia 27 

Carman, Jonathan Frizzle 27 

Carman, Joseph 27 

Carman, Lewis Kosuth 27 

Carman, Marvin E 27 

Carman, Marvin Edward 27 

Carman, Mary Alice 27 

Carman, Rutha Ann Elizabeth 27 

Carman, William J 27, 28 

Carman, Zilpha Adlade Cordelia .... 27 

Carney 29 

Carr, Matthew 5 

Carson, Martha Nelson 6 

Carson, R. J. W. 12 

Causey, Phillip 7 

Chapman, Noah 13 

Chapman, Samuel 8 

Charlton, William 7 

Cherry, Bill 28 

Cherry, Tabby 16 

Cherry, Tabitha 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 

Churchill, Sarah 9 

Clark, J. A 20 

Clark, W. V. 20 

Coart 19 

Cobb 29 

Cobb, Patricia W. 29 

Collins 19 

Collins, Mr. 1, 17 

Collins, Zelotes 14, 15,16 

Cooke, Silas 15, 19 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Cooper, H. C 3 

Corbett 29 

Corbett, James 29 

Corey, Curtis 6 

Cotton, John W., Gen 12 

Court, John 14 

Courtney, Arthur, Rev. 11 

Coward 29 

Coward, Cordealia 27 

Cox 7 

Cox, Abraham 4 

Cox, Quinn 13 

Cox, Susan 6 

Custiss, Francis E 24 

Dade, Horatio 5 

Dancy, E. A 10 

Davis, R. L 5 

Dawson, Sarah, Mrs 27 

Deans, Peggy Banks 29 

Dixon, Agnes 21 

Dixon, G. R., Mrs 6 

Dixon, Henry 12 

Donelson, Eliza J 24, 25 

Donelson, Lemuel 24, 25 

Donelson, Phereby R 24 

Dudley, Samuel 15 

Duff, Dorothy S 30 

Dunn 21 

Dupree 5 

Eagles, Benj. T., Jr 13 

Edwards, Mary Williams 23 

Edwards, Sally 30 

Elks 29 

Ellis, Henry 14 

Evans, Geo 14 

Everett, Doctor 16 

Everett, Reuben 15 

Faulkner, Gardner 30 

Faulkner, Louisa 30 

Faulkner, Redden 30 

Faulkner, Wiley J 30 

Flanagan, Bill 5 

Flanagan, Edward 2 

Flanagan, Sheriff 5 

Flanegin, James 5 

Fleming, Charles 1 

Fleming, Henry 13 

Flood, Austin 31 

Flood, Austin, Jr 31 

Flood, Frances 31 

Flood, Josephine 31 

Flood, Warren 31 

Fountain, R. A., Mrs 20 



Frizzle, Elizabeth H 26 

Fulford, L. A 5 

Gardner, Nancy 25 

Garner 29 

Garner, Lovey 30 

Gaskins, J. R 12 

Gay, Readin 25 

Gerard 29 

Gerard, Sandra Woolard 29 

Gilford, Joseph 14 

Gorman, John 18 

Grimmer, Drury 1 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 14 

Hadley, Capt 2 

Hanrahan, James A 9 

Hanrahan, Walter S 9 

Hardee, Abraham /Ab ram 15 

Hardee, Joe W. 28 

Hardee, Luezer Rinngold 28 

Hardee, Martha Jane 28 

Hardee, S. B 29 

Hardee, Snodie Bond 28 

Hardee, Susan E. (Harris) 28 

Haries, Jacob 14 

Hariss, Jacob 14 

Harper, Blanne 24 

Harper, Cornelia Ann 25 

Harper, Elizabeth 24 

Harper, Mary Jones 23 

Harper, Thomas E 25 

Harper?, Martha Elizabeth 25 

Harper?, Richard Graves 25 

Harrington, C. D 12 

Harrington, W. H, Jr 12 

Harris, Frankey 14, 16, 19 

Harris, Jacob 14, 17, 19, 20 

Harris, Stephen 8 

Harris, William 14, 19 

Harris, William L 29 

Harriss, William 18 

Hatch, Walter, Mrs 20 

Heldman, Betty L 30 

Helen, William 14 

Hellen 19 

Hellen, J. T. 29 

Hemby, Gemima 3 

Hemby, Simon, Jr 30 

Henry?, A. S., Rev. 23 

Highsmith 29 

Hill, William (and/or Wm.) 1, 2, 3 

Hines, Prayther 5 

Hodges 29 

Hodges, Henry 30 

Hodges, Mary 30 

Holeday,John 10 



Holeday, Mary Ann 10 

Holton, A. R 21 

Hord, Rachel B 31 

Horton 5 

Howe, Joyce 29 

Hudson 29 

Hughes, J. F. 1 

Jackson, Reuben H 27 

Jewell 29 

Johnson, Margaret 21 

Johnson, W. W. 3 

Joiner, John 2 

Jolly 29 

Jolly, Barbara 22 

Jones, Dexter 5 

Jones, Jesse 20 

Jones, Jesse, Doctor 15 

Jones, John 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 

Jones, Martha 23 

Jones, Mary 18 

Jones, Polly 15 

Jordan, William 17 

Joyner, Allie, Mrs 13 

Joyner, Amos 30 

Joyner, Bertha 5 

Joyner, Charley 5 

Joyner, D. C 5 

Joyner, Jacob 5 

Joyner, Johnnie 5 

Joyner, O. L 5 

Joyner, R. L 5 

Joyner, Tommy 5 

Joyner, William 5 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 

9, 10, 11, 12, 23, 25, 26 

Kennedy, John 2 

Kinsey, Sheriff 4 

Langley, Martha 26 

Langley, Martha E 27 

Latham, Agnes 15, 20 

Latham, James 26 

Latham, Mary Elizabeth 26 

Latham, Matilda E 26 

Latham, Norfleet F. 25 

Latham, Norfleet Franklin 26 

Latham, Penny T. 26 

Laughinghouse, Mr 12 

Lawrence, C. A., Rev. 11 

Letchworth, Joe, Mrs 11 

Lewis 29 

Lewis, Dr 15 

Long, Sarah 8 

Long, William Jones 8 

Lowell, Col 3 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Mangum, Worthington P. 3 

Manker 7 

Manning, John 4 

Manning, John, Jr 4 

Manning, Nile 4 

Manning, T. C, Prof 6 

May family 30 

May, Benjamin 10 

May, James W. 10 

May, Martha 10 

May, Mary Ann 10 

May, Priscilla 10 

May, Tabitha 10 

May, William 10 

Mayo, Ed 20 

McCotter, Jacob 9, 10 

McCoy, Cullen 27 

McCoy, William 27 

McCoy, Zilpher 27 

McElroy, William 3 

McGlohon, D. Webb 13 

McGowan, W. C 20 

McLawhon, Constable 4 

McLawhorn, Jos 4 

McWhorter, Davis L 6 

Mewborn, L. B 13 

Miller, J. A. L., Jr. 30 

Mobly, Cinderella 9 

Mobly, Frederick 8, 9 

Mobly, James Frederick 8, 9 

Mobly, Martha Wilkins 8, 9 

Montgomery, Charlene Strode 30 

Moore 29 

Moore, Alfred 5 

Moore, Cornelia P. 26 

Moore, Edward 14, 19 

Moore, Edward/Edwd 20 

Moore, Jesse 14, 18, 19, 20 

Moore, John 31 

Moore, Marcellus 31 

Moore, Mr 17 

More, Edward 14 

Moy, Gardner 14 

Moy, Hardy 26 

Moy, James W. F. 26 

Moy, Jesse 14 

Moy, John 14 

Moye, A. J 5 

Moye, Harriett 26 

Moye, J. W. 5 

Moye, John 16 

Moye, Louisa 10 

Moye, M. L 5 

Moye, Richard 14, 16, 20 

Moye, Thaddeus 26 

Murphy, Guilford 30 



Murphy, John, Capt 30 

Murphy, Rigney 30 

Neal, Fannie C 22 

Nelson, Abraham 6 

Nelson, Dr 6 

Nelson, James Righteous 6 

Nelson, Jeannette Whichard, Mrs 6 

Nelson, John 6 

Nelson, Jonas 6 

Nelson, Jonas, Jr 6 

Nelson, Jonas, Senior 6 

Nelson, Kinchin 6 

Nelson, William 6 

Newton, J. K 20 

Newton, J. R 20 

Newton, Mitt P., Mrs 20 

Newton, Watt 20 

Newtoon, Alvin, Mrs 11 

Nichols, John 13 

Noble(s), Jesse 9, 10 

Nobles, James L. W 11 

Noorden, Hadrianus Van 14 

Ormand, Ann Eliza 26 

Paramore 29 

Parker, Alice Harper, Miss 20 

Parker, Ben 20 

Parker, Carl 20 

Parker, Delk 20 

Parker, Ellie 20 

Parker, Gemima 3 

Parker, George W 10 

Parker, J. W 20 

Parker, Jim 20 

Parker, John 20 

Parker, Joseph 3 

Parker, Tom 20 

Parker, Watt, Mrs 20 

Parkerson, Charles Edmund 29 

Parkerson, Eley 29 

Parkerson, J. E 29 

Parkerson, M. C 29 

Partrick, Solomon 14 

Patrick, Solomon 14, 16, 19, 20 

Peaden family 21 

Peaden, C. N? 22 

Peaden, Edmund 22 

Peaden, Emily 22 

Peaden, Harriet 22 

Peaden, J. F. 22 

Peaden, J. R 22 

Peaden, K. L 22 

Peaden, Kate 21 

Peaden, L. T 22 



Peaden, Louis 21 

Peaden, Mary 22 

Peaden, N. A. E. ? Nan? 22 

Peaden, Penelope 22 

Peaden, R. R 22 

Peaden, William 22 

Peaden, William A 22 

Peaden, William H 21 

Pearce 29 

Pearce, Mary G. 30 

Pearce, Sarah Elizabeth 30 

Pearce, W L. B 30 

Pelt, John 30 

Pelt, Lewis 30 

Pelt, M. P. 30 

Perkins, David 14 

Perkins, Edmund 14 

Phillinggain 7 

Phillips 7 

Pierce, Damon 21 

Pierce, Dennis Winfield 21 

Pierce, F. R 21 

Pierce, J. R 21 

Pierce, Katie 21 

Pierce, Katie L 21 

Pierce, Levi 21 

Pierce, Mary E 21 

Pierce, Sam 21 

Pierce, Sammy A 7, 21 

Pierce, Virginia Kathryn, Mrs 21 

Pierce, W. E 21 

Pippen, Daisy, Mrs 11 

Pollard 29 

Reeves, Frances 29 

Reeves, Kit 29 

Reeves, Richard, Capt 1 

Ringgold, Joseph 28 

Roberson 29 

Rodgers, Benjamin 14, 15 

Rodgers, Polly 15 

Rogers, Benjamin /Benja 14, 15, 19 

Rogers, Mary 16 

Rogers, Polly 17 

Rogers, William 2 

Ross, Elizabeth 14, 22 

Rumley's hill 7 

Salter, Robert, Col 17 

Saunders, Baker, Susan 22 

Saunders, F. C 22 

Saunders, J. H 22 

Saunders, Jas. McKinnon 22 

Saunders, John Hyer 22 

Saunders, Joseph H 22 

Saunders, Joseph Hubbard 22 



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Saunders, Lizzie Sheppard 22 

Saunders, Norfleet Smith 22 

Savage, Olife 15 

Savage, Olive 14, 16, 17, 18, 20 

Scurlock, Eliza 25 

Scurlock, Joseph 23 

Scurlock, Martha Jones 23 

Scurlock, Myal 23 

Shell, Francis E 24 

Shell, Thomas, Dr. 24 

Shelton, W. A., Mrs 11 

Shepp, Mary Frances, Mrs 21 

Sheppard, Abraham 23 

Sheppard, Abraham Thomas 23 

Sheppard, Alexander Sherrod 24 

Sheppard, Alice 24 

Sheppard, B. E 24 

Sheppard, B. H 25 

Sheppard, B. Harper 24 

Sheppard, Benjamin 23, 24 

Sheppard, Benjamin Caswell Dobbs 

Blount 23 

Sheppard, Benjamin E 24 

Sheppard, Benjamin E., Jr 24 

Sheppard, Benjamin Edward 23 

Sheppard, Benjamin Harper 24 

Sheppard, Benjamin Streeter 23 

Sheppard, Benjamin, sen 23 

Sheppard, Blanne Harper 23 

Sheppard, Eliza Jan Glasgow 23 

Sheppard, Elizabeth H. Catharine... 23 

Sheppard, Elizabeth Williams 23 

Sheppard, F. E 24 

Sheppard, H 11 

Sheppard, Harper 24 

Sheppard, Harper Donelson 24 

Sheppard, Henry 23, 24 

Sheppard, James 24 

Sheppard, James G 23, 24, 25 

Sheppard, James G, Junr 24 

Sheppard, James Glasgow 23 

Sheppard, James Glasgow Means ... 23 

Sheppard, John William 24 

Sheppard, Joseph McMakin 23, 24 

Sheppard, Lawrence Baker 24 

Sheppard, Lemuel Donelson 24 

Sheppard, Lizzie Turnage 24 

Sheppard, M. A 24 

Sheppard, Maida Harper 24 

Sheppard, Margaret Ann 23, 24 

Sheppard, Martha 24 

Sheppard, Martha Ann 23, 24 

Sheppard, Martha Jones 24 

Sheppard, Mary Custiss 24 

Sheppard, Mary Elizabeth 24 

Sheppard, Mary Frances 24 



Sheppard, Mary Frank 24 

Sheppard, Mary J 24 

Sheppard, Mary Jones 23, 25 

Sheppard, Mary MacKlewain 24 

Sheppard, Mary Williams 23 

Sheppard, Phereby 25 

Sheppard, Phereby Glasgow 23 

Sheppard, Phereby Jones 23, 24 

Sheppard, Phereby R 25 

Sheppard, Phereby Whyte 24 

Sheppard, Robert Dunbar 23 

Sheppard, Susan Emma 24 

Sheppard, Theophilus Edward .. 23, 24 

Sheppard, William 23, 24 

Sheppard, William Henry 

Haywood 23 

Skinner farm 20 

Smith 29 

Smith, B. S 5 

Smith, David 30 

Smith, Doc 21 

Smith, Jesse 5 

Smith, Jn. F 19 

Smith, Jno. F. 15, 16 

Smith, Lucinda (Lucy) 30 

Smith, R. L 5 

Snead, John 8 

Snead, William 8 

Snethen, W. G 3 

Sowell, Col 3 

Spangler, Janet B 29 

Speiar, William 15 

Speirs, the 17 

Stancill 29 

Stanly, James G 8 

Stewart, Charles 4 

Stocks, Lucinda 30 

Stocks, Mary A 30 

Stokes 29 

Stokes, Hattie, Miss 12 

Stokes, Lena E 28 

Suls [Sauls], A. B 21 

Sumter, Gen 3 

Sutton 29 

Sutton, Rachel N 29 

Sutton, Seth 30 

Swain, D. L 22 

Tant, Penelope 3 

Taylor 29 

Taylor, Capt 3 

Tison, William 30 

Trip, James 11 

Trip, Leuiser 11 

Trip, Senetty 11 

Tripp 5 



Tripp, Arthur 11 

Tripp, Bethene 11 

Tripp, Elizebeth 11 

Tripp, Gatsey 11 

Tripp, Hardy 11 

Tripp, James 11 

Trippe, Henry B 11 

Trippe, Jane 11 

Trippe, John 11 

Trippe, Lias 11 

Trippe, Lisey 11 

Trippe, Salley 11 

Tucker 19 

Tucker, D. W. 28 

Tucker, Demetria 31 

Tucker, Jim 31 

Tucker, Kela/Kelea/Keley ... 14, 19, 20 

Tugwell, John, Mrs 20 

Turnage, A. P. 5 

Turnage, Aaron, Jr 5 

Turnage, Carrie Speight 5 

Turnage, Lester 5 

Turnage, Robert 5 

Tyer, Abigail M 25 

Tyer, Abigail Moye 25 

Tyer, Alley 26 

Tyer, Annie Lee 25 

Tyer, Charles James 25 

Tyer, Eliza A 25 

Tyer, Elizabeth V. 25 

Tyer, Elizabeth Virginia 25, 26 

Tyer, Harvey Ruel, Mrs 25 

Tyer, James 25, 26 

Tyer, James Franklin 26 

Tyer, James R 25 

Tyer, John E 25 

Tyer, John Edwin 25 

Tyer, Lawrence A 25 

Tyer, Letty/Lotty? 26 

Tyer, Martha 25 

Tyer, Martha A 25 

Tyer, Martha Ann 26 

Tyer, Martha Ann Rebecca 26 

Tyer, Mary Ormand 26 

Tyer, Norfleet 25, 26 

Tyer, Patsey 25, 26 

Tyer, Penny 26 

Tyer, Ralph Lang /Long? 25 

Tyer, Ruel Anderson 25 

Tyer, Ruel B 26 

Tyer, Ruel Benjamin Anderson 25 

Tyer, Thaddeus 26 

Tyer, Thaddeus Norfleet 25, 26 

Tyer, Thomas B 25 

Tyer, Thomas Ralph 26 

Tyer, William Henry 26 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Tyer, William Lindley 26 

Tyer, William M 26 

Tyson 29 

Tyson, Gen 5 

Tyson, M. E., Rev. 11 

Tyson, Robert, Rev. 25 

Tyson, Sherrod 30 

Van Noorden, Hadrianus 14 

Wainwright, Alfred 11 

Wainwright, Alice 11 

Wainwright, H. C 11 

Wainwright, John Richard 11 

Wainwright, Lizzie 11 

Wainwright, Minnie Southall, Mrs. . 11 

Wainwright, Sam 11 

Ward, Gideon 10 



Wetherington, V. C, Miss 21 

Wethington, Jeremiah 6 

Whitehead 18 

Whitehead, William 5 

Whitehurst 29 

Whitehurst, Fannie, Mrs 20 

Whitehurst, Richd 19 

Whitley, Sam'l 6 

Wilde, Kathleen 30 

Wilde, Kathleen B 29 

Williams, Earl 5 

Williams, Elizabeth 25 

Williams, Robert 8 

Wilson, H. M., Rev. 20 

Winfield, J. L 21 

Woolard 29 

Wooten, Lucy Peaden 21, 22 

Wooten, Madie 21 

Worsley, Thomas 7 



Aaron 10 

Bill 7 

_, Cass 7 

_, Cesar 7 

Delia 9 

_, Eanse 7 

_, Hannah 7 

Martin 7 

Merica 7 

_, Sam 10 

Shepard 10 

Shert 10 

_, Simon 7 

_, Temp 8 

Washington 8 

Willie 10 

_, Winny 10 

_, Yellow Jack 7 



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Pitt County 

jENEALOGICAL 

Quarterly 




Volume VII, No. 4 
November 2000 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



Officers 2000 

President William B. Kittrell 

2200 Blackjack Simpson Road, Greenville, NC 27858-9327 (252-758-2979) 
email (wbk99@earthlink.net) 

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1365 Ford Road, Nashville, NC 27856-4607 (252-459-4607) 
email (jimjob@rockymountnc.com) 

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1654 NC 121, Greenville, NC 27834-7184 (252-758-7023) 
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104 Claybourne Ct., Greenville, NC 27834-6903 (252-756-9531) 
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ISSN# 1092-0226 



Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 

Volume VII, No. 4 November 2000 




BIOGRAPHIES lesse Briley 1 

Abraham Hancock 1 

Edward Harper 2 

SECRETARY OF STATE CORRESPONDENCE 3 

TWO MISSING PITT COUNTY DEEDS 4 

GREENE COUNTY, NC, MARRIAGE RECORDS 6 

AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN CHURCH RECORDS 13 

HUNTER vs. WHITEHURST, SUPREME COURT CASE 15 

NEW MEMBERS 21 

PITT COUNTY LETTERS 22 

PITT & RELATED COUNTY WILLS Benjamin May 27 

Hugh Tingle 28 

Robert Forbes 29 

BIBLE RECORDS Perkins Bible 31 

Travis Family Bible 32 

Jonas W. May Bible 32 

McG. Davenport Bible 33 

QUERIES 35 

INDEX 36 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 



FILLERS Stop the Villains 2 

William Sutton Missing 2 

Violent Attack 14 

Various Obituaries 3, 5, 12, 26, 30 

PCFR Web Site Address 31 



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Biographies 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




Jesse B RILEY 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, Lee County; The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 
1890. 

Jesse BRILEY came to Arkansas in the fall of 1851, first locating in St. Francis County, and later in Lee 
County, being employed as a farm hand for seven or eight years. In 1859 he bought a quarter section of 
land, on which he lived until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in the Thirteenth Arkansas 
Infantry, but was soon transfered to the second Arkansas Cavalry, serving in Price's raid through Mis- 
souri. After the war he returned to his farm, which he found badly delapidated, and was oblidged to start 
from the bottom of the ladder, but has been very successful, now owning 700 acres of land, with 400 acres 
under cultivation. Besides this he owns a house and lot at Haynes, and is a stockholder in the Haynes 
Merchantile Company. Mr. BRILEY was born in North Carolina, in 1834, and was married in 1859, to Miss 
Emma DANIEL. They are the parents of four children: Sallie, Laniar, Katie and Ida. He is a member of the 
Masonic order, and also of the Knights of Honor. He is a Democrat in politics, and is well known and 
highly respected as a citizen. 




Abraham HANCOCK 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, White County; The Goodspeed Publishing Com- 
pany, 1890. 

John HANCOCK was a native of North Carolina, and was born July 26, 1804, and was married in 1828 to 
Miss Martha HARRINGTON, who was born in North Carolina June 10, 1809. In 1836 he moved to 
Madison County, Term., and there engaged in his trade of blacksmithing until 1858, and after a residence 
of several years in Van Buren County came to White County, where he now resides with his aged wife. 
Mr. HANCOCK is of Irish descent, and an own cousin of Gen. W. S. HANCOCK. He has held the office 
of sheriff in Van Buren County, but has never aspired to office. His wife is of English descent, and both are 
adherents of the Baptist faith. To them have been born a family of nine children, all living, in which 
Abraham, the subject of this sketch, is the eldest. He is a native of North Carolina, and was born Novem- 
ber 22, 1830. He was reared on a farm and learned the saddle and harness-maker's trade, which has been 
his principal work, but is also a good carpenter. He was given a good education in the common schools of 
his native State, and at the age of twenty-one began life for himself, first as office boy in a bank and later 
as clerk for a cotton ginner. He was married on March 20, 1851, to Miss Leana C. JONES, and to their 
union one child was born, Martha R. (now the wife of J. J. MARTIN, a farmer of Faulkner County, Ark.) 
Mrs. HANCOCK died in September, 1857, and in March, 1858, Mr. HANCOCK was united in marriage to 
Miss Rebecca A. BERTRAM, a native of Tennessee. To this union five children have been born, two of 
whom are now living: John S. (a farmer of White County, and who married Elizabeth LANDERS, a 
daughter of Thomas LANDERS, of White County) and Vera A. (born March 14, 1883. Those deceased are 
William H, Paralea A. and Lena. In May, 1861, Mr. Hancock enlisted in Company B, Twelfth Tennessee 
Infantry, and served until the surrender in 1865. He participated in the battles of Belmont (Mo.), Shiloh 
(Term.), Richmond (Ky), Missinary Ridge, and at the later place was wounded by a gunshot, and was 
helpless for one year. At the battle of Shiloh, he was shot through the hip, and from that wound he still 
suffers. The last engagement that he took part in was the encounter at Franklin, where he was injured, 
and which disabled him for some time. During the entire war Mr. HANCOCK served as orderly-sergeant, 
his military record being one without blemish. He received his parole in 1865, and at once returned home; 
here resumed his trade of harness making until 1871. He then came to White County and purchased a 
farm of sixty acres. One year later he moved to El Paso and worked at his trade there, and has since been 
engaged at farming and carpentering up to the present time. Mr. HANCOCK has erected some twelve or 
fourteen gin powers in White County alone, and there are many marks of his handiwork in different parts 
of the country. He is a Democrat in his political views, but an independent voter. He has held the office of 
constable and deputy sheriff in Tennessee, and in 1885 was elected to the position of justice of the peace of 



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Royal Township, which office he is at present filling. Mr. HANCOCK is an honorary member of El Paso 
Lodge No. 65, A. F. & A. M., and was secretary of said lodge for eight years; he is also a member of Lodge 
No. 6, and is E. S. W. P. of that lodge. Mr. and Mrs. HANCOCK are members of the El Paso Baptist 
Church, and the former always gives his support to all laudable enterprises for the public good. Mr. 
HANCOCK is a member of New Hope Wheel No. 32, in which he was the efficient secretary for years, 
and is an ardent worker for his order. 




Edward HARPER 

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas, White County, The Goodspeed Publication Com- 
pany, 1890. 

Edward HARPER, AN influential citizen of Romance, is the son of the late Edward HARPER, Sr., who 
was born in North Carolina in 1774, and was an only son of SAMUEL Harper. His parents died when he 
was a small boy and he was left with an uncle. He married, in about 1801, Elender SCALLORN, a native 
of Maryland, after which he moved to Alabama, where he engaged in farming, thence moving to Tennes- 
see and in 1855 came to Arkansas, settling in Prairie County, where he died three years later. His wife 
died in 1862, leaving a family of eleven children: Overton W., Jefferson B., Edia, Andrew J., Durinda, 
Malinda, Pomelia, Edward (our subject), Joseph A., William A. and Sarah A. Edward, Jr., was born in 
Alabama , in 1821, and spent his early life in Western Tennessee, where he received a good common 
school education. He taught school in Tennessee for a number of years, and was married in 1851 to Mary 
KYLE, who was the daughter of Marvin and Sarah (DEMENT) KYLE, originally of Alabama and Virginia, 
respectively. To this marriage the following children were given: Martha S. (now Mrs. J. B. MATTHEWS), 
William K., Edward L., Julia T, James H., Ellen O. (deceased), Jefferson D., Sidney K., Marvin A., John F. 
and Adolphus. In 1856 Mr. HARPER came to White County, Ark., where he purchased 240 acres of land, 
and now has nearly 100 acres cleared and under cultivation. Himself and wife are members of the Meth- 
odist Church. Mr. HARPER belongs to the Masonic order, affiliating with Mount Vernon Lodge No. 54, 
and has taken the degree of Royal Arch Mason. Mr. HARPER is a highly respected citizen, and has held 
the office of justice of the peace for twelve years. 



Stop the Villains 

(NC Star, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 8, 1819) 

ESCAPED from the jail in Tarborough on the night of the 22nd inst. William B. CRAWFORD, a notorious 
counterfeiter, between sixty and seventy years of age, about six feet high, his head white: — Also John M. 
WINDHAM, about thirty years of age, five feet seven or eight inches high, with an uncommon long face 
and chin, his fore teeth very long and preminent. This villian was imprisoned at the last spring term of 
the Superior Court of Edgecombe to eighteen months imprisonment, for stealing free negroes of colour. 
Those same culprits broke and made their escape from the jail on the night of the 7th of July last and was 
apprehended and committed to Newbern jail where I found them. I will give fifty dollars reward for their 
apprehension and delivery in this. 

September 24, 1819 Benjamin HART, Jailer. 

William SUTTON Missing 

(Eastern Reflector, Tues., Sept. 25, 1900) 
My father, Moses SUTTON, colored, who is not of good mind, wandered away from my home at Ayden, 
where he stayed on Tuesday afternoon, September 18th, and I have been unable to learn his whereabouts. 
He is about 60 years old, has grey chin whiskers, dark complexion, and had on a Prince Albert coat when 
he left. I will appreciate anyone detaining him and sending me word, or giving me any information that 
will lead to finding him. 

William DEW, Ayden, N. C. 



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Secretary of State Correspondence 



The following letters are found in the correspondence of the NC Secretary of State, NC Archives. Contrib- 
uted by Roger Kammerer. 

Letter of Sary TAYLOR, 1783 

Sect, of State Correspondence, SS 25, NC Archives. 

Sir I have Sent Mr. Garrald to you with the money To beg you would not fail To Enter a Caveat against 1 
William TAYLERS Senr. grant Comming out of your office for 200 acres of Land lying on the East Side of 
great Clay Root Swamp Joining James apollis AVERYS Line in pitt County for I am to have a Tryal in 
Court for the Land for my Little Son Emmanuel TAYLER whose father Was lost in the War in the Defence 
of his Country and it appeers that the Land is his Right and in So doing you Will oblige your very humble 
Servt Sary TAYLER Widow 

July the 7th 1783 
Pitt County 

Letter of John MOYE, 1792 

Sect, of State Correspondence, SS 26, NC Archives. 

[On cover] Colo. James GLASGOW handed pr. Z. COLLINGS Esqr.} 

Greenesville Decmr. 29th 1792 

My Worthy frind 

Indulge me through Mr. COLLINGS 
With an attested Copy of a tract of land Pattend by John WILLIAMS which Includes this Place. I appre- 
hend from one of the Courses you fa veo rd. me with Sometime ago In the name of Edmund TISON dated 
28th Feby 1739 Which Calls for John WILLIAMS Line that the one now alluded two war e Pattend. 
previous to above date as the two Tracts of Land Joine each other and TISONS Calls for Williams I Believe 
The Quantity of WILLIAMS pattent is about 200 or 300 acres on Tar River then Beaufort County, all 
Expences I will pay on Sight and by your most obdt. &c. 

Jno.MOYE 

Colo. J GLASGOW 

Letter of John LESLIE, 1795 

Sect, of State Correspondence, SS 27, NC Archives. 
Greenville Jany 21st. 1795 
Dear Sir 

The Note you gave me on Colo ELLIS he Could not pay me, Pork, Corn or money, which all but 
Evins me as None of them Articles can be had without money, what to do I know not. an order on you I 
gave Doctor WILLIAMS Which if not paid him and Sent Down to my Assistance I shall absolutely Suffer 
and Family, which am p osseti ve your humanity will not allow you, to do) I Expect to leave this place 
Soon for Raleigh and if you have any b ussines for me ill gladly undertake, my best Wishes for your 
Election 

I am Sir With h eig hest Esteem Jno LESLIE please write me 

Amount Ball Due me 13.13. 

NB Fail not Sending it by my Son Wm. 



Joseph WYNN Killed 

(Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 31, 1889) 

A mule ran away with a young man named Joseph WYNN of Martin county, last week 
and turned the cart over. The wheel struck WYNN on the head and killed him. 



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Two Missing Deeds 



The following are two deeds from the missing Pitt County Deed Book FF, which disappeared from the 
Pitt County Register of Deeds Office sometime before 1960, when the deed books were first microfilmed. 




Deed from Stephen PUGH To William PUGH, 1831. 

Found in the Loftin Papers, Carteret County Historical Society Museum and Library, Morehead City, NC. 
Contributed by Brenda Davis Stocks. 

"This Indenture made this the third day of February in the Year of Our Lord one thousand Eight hundred 
and thirty one Between Stephen PUGH of the one part and William PUGH of the Other part both of the 
County of Pitt and State of North Carolina Witneseth that the said Stephen PUGH for and in 
considerration of the sum of Sixtyeight dollars in hand paid the receipt w har e of I do h earb y acknowl- 
edge have bargained and sold unto William PUGH Acertain tr ack or parcil of Land Situated in Pitt 
County and on the North Side of Grate Contentnea Creek Begining at astake Centered by a Buce ? bay in 
the Bear purcosin Pinkney HAZELTONs Corner and runs with his line No. 20 Est fifty eight poles to a 
fork in Water oake the said HAZELTONs Corner then with another of the said HAZELTONs lines No 45 
Est fifty four poles to a large red Oake HAZELTONs Corner then with the WOMSLEY Patten Line No. 65 
west one hundred poles to a white Oake in the Said WOMSLEYs line then South 25 wst one hundred and 
ten poles to William PUGHs Own line then with the said Pughs Own line to the Begining Containing 
sixty eight Acres it being part of alarge Patten granted to Edward WOMSLEY By patten bearing date 
march the 25th day 1743 

to have & to hold the bargained pre mice s to gether with all Profit thare unto belonging unto the said 
William PUGH his Heirs for ever and the said Stephen PUGH for him self his Heirs and assigns to for 
ever warrant and defend the said William PUGH his heirs and assigns in the peaceable possession of the 
bargained premises Against the lawfull Claims or Claims of any person or persons what ever In Witness 
whare of I have h ear unto set my hand and seal the day and date above written 
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of Stephen PUGH {Seal} 

Pinckney HAZELTON 
Benjamin F FAZELTON 

February Sessions 1831 

Then this deed from Stephen PUGH to William PUGH for Sixty eight acres of land was exhibited 
into open Court and proved in due form of law on Oath by Pinckney HAZELTON a Subscribing Witness 
thereto ordered to be registered attest Archd. PARKER CLK" 

"Enrolled in the registers Office of Pitt County Book FF Page 151 William CLARK Regstr" 




Deed from James S. CLARK to Moses HERRINGTON, 1831. 

The original deed was owned by Mrs. R. L. Lewis, of Wilmington, NC. in 1975. Transcribed and contrib- 
uted by Leah McGlohon. 

State of N. Carolina 

Whereas there Tssued from the court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt (at 
November Term 1831. Returnable to February Term 1832.) a writ of Fieri facias commanding the sheriff 
of Pitt County that of the Lands and Tenaments of William ENGLISH & Eliza his wife, Isaac TURNER & 
Fanny his wife, Nancy McLARON, Luke McLARON, Thomas McLARON & other Heirs of George 
McLARON which discended to them by the death of the said George McLARON Deed, you cause to be 
made the Sum of Three Hundred Twenty two Dollars 26/100 with Interest from 4th November 1831, 
which Moses HERRINGTON Adm. of George McLARON lately in our Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 



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held for the county of Pitt at the Court House in Greenville recovered against them for Debt as also the 
sum of Seven Dollars 50/100 for cost and charges in Said Suit Expended, and I James S. CLARK Sheriff 
of the County aforesaid, by virtue of my office & the aforesaid writ did Seize and take in his hands and 
custody a certain Piece or parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the Said County of Pitt Bounded as 
follows. Beginning on the west side of Swift Creek near the edge at a Sweet Gum in Benja STOCKS line & 
Moses HERRINGTON corner, thence running East through the creek to a Red oak thence south with the 
Said Moses HERRINGTON line to a water oak in the Edge of the swamp the east to a pine in a Pond then 
with Thoma McLARON line & Moses HERRINGTONS to a stake in the field near the House then with 
Thomas McLARON line to a stake on Luke McLARON line then to the Cedar Swamp then with the run 
of the Swamp to the mouth to a maple Joseph RINNGOLD corner then with his line through the creek 
then down the creek to theBeginning containing Two Hundred & eighty acres more or less, and the said 
James S. CLARK Sheriff as aforesaid after due Advertisement according to Law did cause the said piece 
or parcel of Land to be put up at public Sale to the Highest bidder on the first Monday in February 1832 at 
which time and Place Moses HERRINGTON became the last & Highest bidder at the Sum of Three 
Hundred Dollars for the Said Land (with the exception of one third of the afresaid Land during during 
the life time of Mary McLARON widow of the said George McLARON deed, as her Dower) with the 
appertainances thereunto belonging. This Indenture witnesseth that the said James S. CLARK Sheriff as 
aforesaid for and in consideration of the Sum of Three Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said 
Moses HERRINGTON his Heirs Executors Admrs. or assigns for ever all the aforesaid Lands, tenements 
& appertainances as with all right, title claim or demand of or unto the aforesaid piece or parcel of Land 
to have and to hold to him the said Moses HERRINGTON his heirs & assigns for ever in as full and 
perfect a manner as I the said CLARK am authorised by my office as Sheriff — 

I witness where of I Jas. S. CLARK Sheriff as aforesaid have hereunto set my hand & seal this 8th day of 
February 1832. 

Atestt acd James S. CLARK Sheriff {seal} 

M. ALBRTTTON 
John JOINER 

"Recorded in the registery office of Pitt County Book FF Page 318 William CLARK Register" 



Mrs. V. H. WHICHARD Dead 

(Daily Reflector, Sat., Sept. 16, 1911) 



Mrs. Violeta H. WHICHARD died at 11: 15 



WHICHARD, who died in 1877. During the Civil 
war and for many years following she taught 
school in the old Masonic building, then on Sec- 
ond street. She was recognized as one of the best 
teachers in this section, and had a large school 
as long as she taught. Early in life she united 
with the Missionary Baptist church, and was 
ever true to her belief. Few women led a more 
active and industrious life than she, nothing giv- 
ing her more pleasure in life than in doing some- 
thing for others. She is survived by four chil- 
dren, Messers. J. R. WHICHARD, of Atlanta; D. 
J. and C. B. WHICHARD, of Greenville, and Mrs. 
A. F. KENNEDY, of Littleton. The funeral will 
be held Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock. 



o'clock this morning at her home on Third street. 
For nearly a year she has been in feeble health, 
and last Sunday suffered a stroke of apoplexy. 
From this she never revived, but continued 
gradually to grow weaker until the end came 
peacefully almost without a struggle. Truly a 
good woman has passed from earth to enjoy that 
reward inherited by the righteous in the world 
beyond. Mrs. WHICHARD was in her 77th year, 
being born February 20th, 1835. She was a daugh- 
ter of A. G. and Mary JORDAN. She was highly 
educated, taking her collegiate course at 
Murfreesboro Female College. On her twentieth 
birthday she was married to Mr. D. F. 



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Greene County, NC, Marriages 



Transcribed from Greene County Marriage Register, Book T , 1876-1905, (White), NC Archives. Many of 
the references were hard to understand due to the bad handwriting and some dates are obviously wrong. 
Transcrbed and contributed by Brenda Stocks. 

Groom, Age Bride, Age 

Date of Issue. Actual Marriage date; by Performing Official at Place 
witnesses: 

ALLEN, M. B., of Pitt Co., 27 Mary EASON, of Greene Co., 25 

June 5, 1901; md. June 5, 1901; by Fred McGlohon, MG at Stephen Eason's 
witnesses: T. A. Allen, Moses Allen, Oscar Manning 

ALLEN, Claude, of Pitt Co., 21 Sudie LITTLE, of Pitt Co., 18 

Dec. 7, 1900; md. Dec. 8, 1900; by J. W. S. Beamon, JP, at his residence 
witnesses: Frank X Hinson, Charlie Beaman, E. C. Beaman 

ASKEW, John, of Pitt Co., 30 Lillie DAIL, of Greene Co., 19 

Dec. 24, 1902; md. Dec. 24, 1902; by B. H. Edmundson, JP, at his store Lidell 
witnesses: Harper, Bob Tugwell, W. T. Broodin 

BARRETT, E. A., of Pitt Co., 25 Elizabeth WOOTEN, of Greene Co., 21 

Nov. 27, 1882; md. Nov. 29, 1882; by Geo. Joyner, MG, at Jas. P. Speight's 
witnesses: L. E. Hancy, R. A. Bynum, C. L. Barrett 

BEAMON, William, of Pitt Co., 28 Margaret BUTTS, of Greene Co., 26 

May 21, 1886; md. May 23, 1886; by Jesse Shackleford, MG at Dolly Butt's 
witnesses: W. H. Speight, H. L. Butts, William Lyons 

BYNUM, Peter, of Pitt Co., 26 Florence E. SUGG, of Greene Co., 20 

Oct. 6, 1885; md. Oct. 14, 1885; by I. L. Chestnutt, MG, at Josiah Exum's 
witnesses: Sebert Horton, L. S. Barrett, P. S. B. Harper 

BROWN, William, of Pitt Co., 24 Nancy POTTER, of Greene Co., 20 

Nov. 14. 1892; md. Oct. 16. 1892: by Thomas I. Moore. MG. at G. A. Meek's 
witnesses: B. M. Lewis, C. D. Smith, Joe Tugwell 

BROWN, J. W., of Pitt Co., 25 Clyde MOSELY, of Greene Co., 25 

Jan. 16, 1896; md. Jan. 16, 1896; by N. H. D. Wilson, MG, at W. F. Edwards 
witnesses: J. A. Aldridg_, W. O. Dixon. W. M. Edwards 

BAKER, John T, of Pitt Co., 34 Pearl HARDY, of Greene Co., 25 

Dec. 24, 1900; md. Dec. 26, 1900; by Rev. W. H. Frost, FWB, at M. T. Thomas' 
witnesses: M. D. Lassiter, B. F. Albritton, J. B. Britt 

BELL, Ernest, of Pitt Co., 21 Penelope PHILLIPS, of Pitt Co., 19 

Aug. 18, 1900; md. Jan. 24, 1898; by W. J. Johnson, JP, at his house 
witnesses: Walter Taylor, F. C. Burgus, N. J. Johnson 

BRASWELL, Barney, of Pitt Co., 30 Mata BROWN, of Pitt Co., 18 

Jan. 24, 1898; md. Jan. 24, 1898; by Jos. T. Sugg, JP, at Court House, Snow Hill, NC 
witnesses: B. M. Edwards, Geo. E. Dail, J. W. Blount 



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BUNDY, J. T v of Pitt Co., 30 Mary DILDY, of Greene Co., 19 

Nov. 19, 1903; md. Dec. 6, 1903; by Alonza Tyson, BM, at Joseph Dildy's' 
witnesses: L. D. Eason, J. T. Lewis, J. H. Nance 



CRAWFORD, Marion, of Pitt Co., 24 Luna BOWENS, of Greene Co., 18 

Jan. 24, 1882; md. Jan. 26, 1882; by Jas. M. Barfield, MG, at Matthew Bowen's 
witnesses: W. W. Worthington, J. A. Aldridge, W. T. Ormand 

CRAFT, Lawrence, of Lenoir Co., 21 Betsy Jane CANNON, of Pitt Co., 21 

Aug. 16, 1883; md. Aug. 19, 1883; by Sam'l W. Ormand, MG, at W. L. Churchill's 
witnesses: R. G. Sugg, W. L. Churchill, James Price 

CHESNUTT, T. L., of Pitt Co., 33 Clara E. DIXON, of Greene Co., 20 

Dec. 17. 1885; md. Dec. 13. 1885: by W. D. Harper. MG. at Hookerton Church 
witnesses: G. C. Edwards, J. A. Taylor, E Patrick 

CANNON, W. T, of Pitt Co., 33 Lizzie JONES, of Greene Co., 20 

Jan. 20, 1896; md. Jan. 23, 1896; by C. L. Little, MG, at Rosa Jones' 
witnesses: H. Standley, L. H. Faulkner, Clarence Edwards 

CHURCHILL, J. H. , 26 Lucy JENKINS, of Pitt Co., 18 

July 6, 1901; md. July 7, 1901; by E. Pope, M. M. E. C, at J. R. Sugg's Residence' 
witnesses: B. A. Albritton, Y. H. C. Taylor, M. W. Warren 

CRAWFORD, G. H., of Pitt Co., 23 Cora ELKS, of Pitt Co., 18 

Aug. 13. 1904; md. Aug. 4. 1904; by F. L. Rouse, at F. L. Rouse's 
witnesses: B. A. Willoughby, H. Heath, C Rouse 

DAVIS, Cornelius, of Greene Co., 20 Fannie WINGATE, of Greene Co., 19 

Feb. 10, 1880; md. Feb. 10, 1880; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at J. A. Davis's 
witnesses: Jesse M. Hardy, J. H. Hardy, Jas. R. May 

DAVIS, Cornelius, of Greene Co., 23 Lorena STOCKS, of Greene Co., 18 

Sept. 11, 1883; md. Sept. 12, 1883; by A. C. Hart, MG, at Charles Stock's 
witnesses: Jas. A. Davis, J. L. Umbles, Levy Faulkner 

DAVIS, Cornelius, of Greene Co., 32 Martha JONES, of Greene Co., 21 

Nov. 2, 1892; md. Nov. 3, 1892; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at Mrs. E. J. Jones' 
witnesses: W. E. Moye, C. M. Holton, W. A. Darden 

DAVIS, Chas., of Pitt Co., 21 Willie T. FORREST, of Greene Co., 23 

Jan. 22, 1878; md. Jan. 23, 1878; by S. W. Ormand, MG, at Josiah Aldrige's 
witnesses: W. P. Ormand, J. W. Price, Jno. R. Beamon 

DAIL, T. F v of Pitt Co., 52 Ida DAIL, of Greene Co., 37 

May 5, 1892; md. May 5, 1892; by R. F. Taylor, MG, at Ida Dail's 
witnesses: Jas. T. Sugg, B. F. Albritton, G. W. Britt 

DIXON, Joseph, of Pitt Co., 29 Gabrell COWARD, of Greene Co., 22 

Dec. 24, 1894; md. Dec. 27, 1894; by J. R. Tingle, M of G, at Wm. Coward's 
witnesses: H. T. Coward, R. N. Smith, W. T. Worthington 

DAIL, W. H., of Pitt Co., 21 Lillie POTTER, of Greene Co., 18 

Dec. 14, 1895; md. Dec. 18, 1895; by J. T. Phillips, MG, at Geo. Potter's 
witnesses: V. S. Skinner, G. C. Skinner, G. E. Jones 

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DUPREE, E M., of Pitt Co., 44 Addie G. VISCONTE, of Pitt Co., 37 

Aug. 27, 1901; md. Aug. 27, 1901, by Jas. T. Sugg, JP, at Register of Deeds 
witnesses: B. W. Edwards, F. A. Massey, Ichabod Herring 

ELKS, J. S., of Pitt Co., 24 Dessie DAVIS, of Greene Co., 18 

Feb. 15, 1904; md. Feb. 21, 1904; by R. O. Corbett, FWBM, at Ormondsville 
witnesses: Ed L. Denton, W. W. Forrest, J. K. Hardy 

FLANAGAN, James, of Pitt Co., 23 Apsely MOORE, of Greene Co., 18 

Feb. 14, 1891; md. Feb. 18, 1891; by J. T. Phillips, MG, at W. H. Moor's 
witnesses: M. L. Moye, A. M. Joyner, J. H. Flanagan 

FAULKNER, Levi, of Greene Co., 23 Gatsy STOCKS, of Greene Co., 18 

Dec. 8, 1885; md. Dec. 9, 1885; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at Charles Stocks 
witnesses: Zeno Lyons, Geo. B. Moye, R. S. Forrest 

FUSSELL, Charlie, of Pitt Co., 22 Ella BAILEY, of Greene Co., 21 

Oct. 24, 1901; md. Oct. 27, 1901; by H. R. Jones, JP, at Dave Bailey's 
witnesses: J. A. Barnhill, S. H. Craft, W. P. Bailey 

HADDOCK, F. A., of Pitt Co., 28 Hattie MOORE, of Greene Co., 19 

Nov. 19, 1895; md. Nov. 20, 1895 ; by J. W. Speight, JP, at Absaly Moore's 
witnesses: J. F. Braxton, J. W. Taylor, J. F. Baggett 

HILL, Almarine, of Pitt Co., 57 Ellen WARREN, of Greene Co., 27 

Nov. 14, 1894; md. Nov. 14, 1894; by D. I. Earnhart, MG, at Elany Woods' 
witnesses: J. W. Taylor, G. E. Hadley, Alfred Warren 

HINSON, Joe, of Pitt Co., 22 Ada WAIN WRIGHT, of Greene Co., 18 

May 14, 1901; md. May 15, 1901 ; by John F. Young, JP, at John F. Young's 
witnesses: R. R. Carr, S. A. Justice, Junr. Wainright 

JOYNER, R. D., of Pitt Co., 24 Birtha BARROW, of Greene Co., 20 

Jan. 26, 1882; md. Jan. 31, 1882; by Jno. N. Andrews, MG, at Taylor Barrow's 
witnesses: P. L. Carr, Windell D. Sugg, M. D. Lassiter 

KING, Thomas B., of Pitt Co., 27 Mary A. BYNUM, of Greene Co., 22 

Sept. 30, 1902; md. Oct. 1, 1902; by D. W. Arnold, MC of C, at Harriet Bynum's 
witnesses: J. T. Dixon, John L. Barrett, P. J. Bynum 

LITTLE, William, of Pitt Co., 19 Absaley HINSON, of Greene Co., 17 

June 21, 1884; md. June 22, 1884; by Jno. D. Grimsley, JP, at Martha A. Henson's 
witnesses: M. R. Turnage, E. S. Dail, E. D. Little 

LAUGHINGHOUSE, Chas. O. H. of Pitt Co., 25 Carrie V. DAIL, of Greene Co., 25 
Tune 9. 1896; md. Tan. 10. 1896: by D. L. Earnheart. MG. at the Methodist Church 
witnesses: Swift Galoway, B. W. Edwards, Jos. McGown 

MOYE, J. H., of Greene Co., 21 Mary E. MEEKS, of Greene Co., 17 

Aug. 4, 1877; md. Aug. 5, 1877; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at J. M. Barfield's 
witnesses: Jas. H. Hardy, J. S. Speight, Cullen Phillips 

MOORE, W. T, of Greene Co., 24 Louisa STOCKS, of Greene Co., 34 

Mar. 11, 1878; md. Mar. 13, 1878; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at Wiley Stocks' 
witnesses: W. O. Dail, A. H. Stocks, J. E. James 

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MOYE, Benj., of Greene Co., 23 Florence A. ROUSE, of Greene Co., 17 

Mar. 18, 1884; md. Mar. 19, 1884; by J. M. Barfield, MG, at Lemuel Rouse's 
witnesses: S. R. Taylor, C. C. Case, Jas. Johnson 

MAY, John B., of Pitt Co., 24 Polly Louvenia BAKER, of Greene Co., 21 

June 4, 1884; md. June 5, 1884; by M. E. Dail, JP, at Syllivant's School House 
witnesses: R. P. Sugg, Robert Sugg, J. B. Stocks 

MORRELL, William E, of Pitt Co., 28 Mary M. HARGROVE, of Greene Co., 26 

Dec. 8, 1890; md. Dec. 10, 1890; by Isreal Harding, at the Episcopal Church 
witnesses: M. Sugg, Hugh Edwards, T. B. J. Moore 

MAYO, L. A., of Pitt Co., 27 Lula S. WHITLEY, of Greene Co., 24 

Dec. 20, 1886; md. Dec. 22, 1886; by Josephus Latham, MG, at Sallie Dixon's 
witnesses: E. C. Edwards, H. H. Grainger, H. J. Rasberry 

MAY, Benj., of Pitt Co., 30 Fannie LANG, of Pitt Co., 18 

Jan. 1, 1890; md. Jan. 1, 1890; by Jessie Shackleford, MG, at Jessie Shackleford's 
witnesses: Benj. and Gin Shackleford, Martha Spikes 

McLAWHORN, W. E., of Pitt Co., 21 Henry Etta TURNAGE, of Greene Co., 16 

Apr. 28, 1891; md. April 29, 1891; by J. T. Worthington, JP, at Mrs. May's 
witnesses: W. S. McLawhorn, W. C. Edwards, W. E. Moye 

MOORE, J. H., of Pitt Co., 31 Mary HAMILTON, of Pitt Co., 19 

May 6, 1891; md. May 6, 1891; by J. T. Abernathy, MG, at Register's Office 
witnesses: J. W. Blount, John Sugg, C. A. Las 

MOORE, J. T. S., of Pitt Co., 21 Sally CRAFT, of Greene Co., 20 

Jan. 6, 1891; md. Jan. 8, 1891; by Jessie Shackleford, MG, at John Craft's 
witnesses: J. E. Craft, W. J. James, C. P. Bowden 

MOYE, M. L., of Greene Co., 25 Estell HARDY, of Greene Co., 24 

April 23, 1892; md. April 27, 1892; by M. T. Moye, MG, at Louisa Hardy's 
witnesses: A. J. Moye, J. L. Flanagin, J. H. Hardy 

MOYE, James, of Greene Co., 30 Marilla FAULKNER, of Greene Co., 21 

May 31, 1893; md. May 31, 1893; by J. R. Taylor, MG, at James Moye's 
witnesses: Zeno Lyons, H. C. Edwards 

MOFIELD, Henry, of Pitt Co., 24 Lena BAKER, of Greene Co., 20 

Nov. 21, 1896; md. Nov. 22, 1896; by B. F. Moore, MG 
witnesses: Nerve Baker, Jesse Thorn, J. E. Kisor 

MOORE, Daniel, of Pitt Co., 24 Lizzie DAIL, of Greene Co., 24 

Nov. 26, 1901; md. Nov. 27, 1901; by J. M. Barfield, FWB, at G. W. Dail's 
witnesses: W. A. Newell, Joe Phillip, J. T. Bidis 

MOORE, J. H. M v of Greene Co., 23 Mattie BRAXTON, of Pitt Co., 18 

Jan. 11, 1902; md. Jan. 11, 1902; by F. L. Rouse, JP, at R. R. Carr's 
witnesses: P. L. Carr, James Seamster, J. E. Martin 

MOY, Wm. J., of Greene Co., 18 Elizabeth WOOTEN, of Greene Co., 18 

Dec. 17, 1901; md. Dec. 18, 1901; by J. M. Barfield, MFWB, at Starby Wooten's 
witnesses: E. L. Dutin, H. H. Murphey, Elias Skinner 

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MOYE, James, of Greene Co., 42 Rachel TYCE, of Greene Co., 22 

Sept. 6, 1904; md. Sept. 7, 1904; by W. C. Edwards, JP, at Joe Tyce's 
witnesses: J. A. Aldredge, Sr., C. Beddard, Andrew Moore 

MOYE, A. E, of Greene Co., 23 Annie E. TAYLOR, of Greene Co., 23 

Mar. 13, 1904; md. Mar. 13, 1904; by F. L. Rouse, JP, at Mr. Herman's 
witnesses: C. E. Spivey, P. R. Thomas, Louis Rouse 

MOYE, W. L., of Greene Co., 20 Lossie CARRAWAY, of Greene Co., 17 

Jan. 17, 1905; md. Jan. 18, 1905; by R. C. Rouse, JP, at B. A. Carraway's 
witnesses: H. Moore, J. W. Watters, Willie Beamon 

NOBLES, Osborn C, of Pitt Co., 32 A. L. EDWARDS, of Greene Co., 26 

Dec. 18, 1884; md. Dec. 18, 1884; by J. W. Jenkins, MG, at W F. Edwards' 
witnesses: C. P. Edwards, J. J. Edwards, I. E. Edwards 

NORVELL, Thomas, of Pitt Co., 35 Viola SMITH, of Greene Co., 20 

Dec. 6, 1902; md. Dec. 10, 1902; by A. M. Crisp, Minister, at D. A. Mewborn's 
witnesses: D. A. Mewborn, J. R. Owen, G. L. Mewborn 

PHILLIPS, SamT, of Pitt Co., 26 Elizabeth EASON, of Greene Co., 21 

Dec. 16, 1878; md. Dec. 18, 1878; by Jesse T. Davis, MG, at Abner Eason's 
witnesses: Moses Spivey, Wm. Phillips, B. W. Edwards 

PIPPEN, Jas. R., of Pitt Co., 26 Mary D. MOORE, of Greene Co., 20 

Oct. 8, 1883; md. Oct. 10, 1883; by I. L. Chestnut, MG, at J. F. Moore's 
witnesses: C. F. Moore, M. C. Moore, J. F. Moore 

POLLARD, W. B., of Pitt Co., 23 Minnie M. HARDEE, of Greene Co., 19 

Nov. 10, 1891; md. Nov. 11, 1891; by J. A. Edwards, at A. M. Hardee's 
witnesses: Ada Hardee, Alice Hardee, W. E. Patrick 

PROCTOR, J. O., of Pitt Co., 42 Betty S. JOHNSON, of Greene Co., 33 

May 21, 1895; md. May 30, 1895; by D. W. Davis, M of G, at Whitmell Hardy's 
witnesses: H. H. Proctor, D. S. Smith, F. V. Johnston 

POLLARD, P. Frank, of Pitt Co., 2_ Fannie ELMORE, of Greene Co., 24 

April 9, 1902; md. April 9, 1902; by J. B. Whitten, JP, at Stephen Kearny's 
witnesses: Jas. T. Smith, G. B. Strickland, G. M. Baker 

PHILLIPS, J. T, of Pitt Co., 39 Letie HARPER, of Greene Co., 29 

July 30, 1902; md. July 31, 1902; by E. Pope, MMECS, at Baney Harper's 
witnesses: Jane Johnson, S. A. Johnson, Lizzie Johnson 

PURYEAR, J. D., of Pitt Co., 33 Martha A. DAVIS, of Greene Co., 30 

Dec. 18, 1902; md. Dec. 24, 1902; by J. M. Barfield, FWBM, at Jesse Davis' 
witnesses: G. W. Prescott, A. E. Denton, W. M. Forrest 

PARKER, J. W., of Pitt Co., 39 Alice HARPER, of Greene Co., 20 
April 28, 1903; md. April 28, 1903; by E. Poope, MMECA, at Jesse Harper's 
witnesses: J. A. Albritton, Jas. J. Stroud, Josiah Eu 

PATRICK, Leon, of Pitt Co., 27 Adele BRIGHT, of Greene Co., 25 

Nov. 10, 1897; md. Nov. 11, 1897; by C. W. Howard, M of G, at residence of D. B. Taylor 
witnesses: L. J. Chapman, R. F. Bright, D. B. Taylor 

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PIPPENS, E. P v of Pitt Co., 28 Daisy WILLIAMS, of Greene Co., 14 

May 28, 1904; md. May 29, 1904; by F. L. Rouse, JP, at Bride's home 
witnesses: J. E. Cash, J. C , J. Hinson 



RIGUS, C. H., of Pitt Co., 30 Ella MURPHEY, of Greene Co., 24 

Dec. 25, 1901; md. Jan. 1, 1902; by Willis Dixon, JP, at W. C. Edward's 
witnesses: J. R. Spier, W. C. Edwards, J. B. Moore 

SMITH, Jas. G. A., of Pitt Co., 25 Ella PEACOCK, of Greene Co., 20 

Apr. 21, 1876; md. April 26, 1876; by Joshua S. Burns, M of G, at A. D. Swinson's 
witnesses: B. R. King, A. D. Swinson, G. M. Smith 

SUMMERELL, R. B., of Pitt Co., 24 Josephine JONES, of Greene Co., 19 

Nov. 27, 1876; md. Nov. 30, 1876; by Thos. Moore, M of G, at Asa Jones' 
witnesses: Craven Summerell, L. T. Dail, Alex. Dail 

SIMMONS, Marcellus, of Pitt Co., 23 Priscilla GRIZZARD, of Greene Co., 21 

Mar. 9, 1880; md. Mar. 11, 1880; by Geo. Joyner, at Mrs. P. A. Dixon's 
witnesses: Jno. R. Dixon, Ashley Bynum, Thomas Wasford 

STOKES, W. A., of Pitt Co., 24 Lena JONES, of Greene Co., 21 

Nov. 11, 1886; md. Jan. 23, 1887; by F. T. Carr, JP, at W. H. Moore's 

witnesses: Isaac Worthington, W. H. Forrest, John Hemby [the last five names were crossed through] 

SKINNER, W. H., of Pitt Co., 24 Laura MOORE, of Greene Co., 19 

Jan. 21, 1887; md. Jan. 23, 1887; by F. T. Carr, at witnesses: W. H. Moore's 
witnesses: Isaac Worthington, W. H. Forrest, John Hemby 

SMITH, S. M., of Pitt Co., 26 Lillie TAYLOR, of Greene Co., 19 

Feb. 28, 1887; md. Mar. 2, 1887; by Jesse T. Davis, MG, at J. W. Taylor's 
witnesses: J. B. Smith, Marcellus Smith, Taylor Bass 

SMITH, Robt. L., of Pitt Co., 20 Nita TURNAGE, of Greene Co., 17 

Feb. 20, 1886; md. Feb. 25, 1886; by Jesse Shackleford, MG, at Jerry Field's 
witnesses: W. R. Dixon, M. J. Fields, A. W. Fields 

SMITH, Joyner, of Pitt Co., 35 Viola McLAWHORN, of Greene Co., 21 

Nov. 11, 1901; md. Nov. 13, 1901; by George C. Vause, MFWB, at Bride's Father 
witnesses: Joe Tripp, Jas. H. Smith, J. L. S 

TUGWELL, J. K., of Pitt Co., 25 M. G. MOORE, of Greene Co., 19 

Apr. 28, 1888; md. May 2, 1888; by Jessie Shackleford, MG, at B. Fields 
witnesses: Will Turnage, A. West, J. J. Taylor 

TYSON, G. L., of Pitt Co., 34 C. L. FRIZZELL, of Greene Co., 20 

Oct. 22, 1888; md. Oct. 23, 1888; by P. L. Herman, MG, at O. W. Frizell 
witnesses: R. L. Davis, W. W. Ormand, W. S. Hardy 

TRIPP, W. H., of Pitt Co., 21 Sarah J. BOWEN, of Greene Co., 19 

Oct. 8, 1891; md. Oct. 15, 1891; by J. T. Davis, MG, at J. T. Davis 
witnesses: J. T. Dail, C. Davis, M. A. Jones 

TURNAGE, Moses, of Pitt Co., 31 Emma P. BYNUM, of Greene Co., 20 

Mar. 20, 1895; md. Mar. 20, 1895; by G. L. Chestnut, MG, at Emma P. Bynum's 
witnesses: G. C. Moor, J. T. Dixon, J. T. Lewis 



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TYSON, Willie, of Greene Co., 21 Pattie WORTHINGTON, of Pitt Co., 18 

Apr. 18, 1900; md. April 18, 1900; by Alonzo Tyson, MG, at C. E. Tugwell 
witnesses: J. H. Barfield, Charlie Tugwell, Bob Tugwell 

TAYLOR, B. S., of Greene Co., 22 Lucy HYMAN, of Pitt Co., 

Jan. 8, 1902; md. Jan. 9, 1902; by J. T. Barrett, JP, at my residence 
witnesses: Mrs. Estell K. Barrett, Nita M. Hardy, Liddie Taylor 

TAYLOR, Luby, of Pitt Co., 22 Minnie HINSON, of Greene Co., 21 

Nov. 28, 1900; md. Dec. 2, 1900; by J. W. Speight, JP, at Patsy Hinson's 
witnesses: A. C. Dail, N. G. Faulkner, T. M. Dail 

TUGWELL, John, of Pitt Co., 24 Nancy CARAWAY, of Pitt Co., 24 

Oct. 20, 1900; md. Oct. 20, 1900; by Alonzo tyson, MFWB, at C. E. Tugwell 
witnesses: Ivy Tyson, Dan Tyson, W. R. Bra , Jr. 

TAYLOR, B. T., of Pitt Co., 40 Caroline TAYLOR, of Pitt Co., 35 

Sept. 6, 1902; md. Sept. 8, 1902; by W. H. Wells, JP, at my house 
witnesses: Sam'l Carps, Lura Lynch, Linius Wells 

TYNDALL, William, of Pitt Co., 18 Julia BRAXTON, of Pitt Co., 20 

Oct. 8, 1902; md. Oct. 9, 1902; by T M. Dail, JP, at Dail & Barns Store 
witnesses: R. D. Britt, J. T. Harrell, J. H. Beamon 

WHITE, John, of Pitt Co., 36 Patsy POTTER, of Greene Co., 36 

Oct. 21, 1884; md. Oct. 23, 1884; by T. N. Manning, MG, at Dempsy Potter's 
witnesses: J. A. Potter, C. C. Bedard, Dempsy Potter 

WHITE, W. H., of Pitt Co., 23 Hattie A. SYLIVANT, of Greene Co., 20 

Feb. 23, 1892; md. Feb. 24, 1892; by R. B. Brown, MG, at John Sylivant's 
witnesses: Ida Edwards, Pearl Hornaday 

WOOTEN, John L., of Pitt Co., 26 Lillie HOOKER, of Greene Co., 24 

June 25, 1894; md. June 27, 1894; by H. D. Harper, MG, at Lillie Hooker's 
witnesses: J. Q. Jackson, J. W. Dixon 

WHITLEY, James E., of Pitt Co., 26 Mary Elizabeth HAMILTON, of Greene Co., 19 

Feb. 5, 1897; md. Feb. 10, 1897; by B. F. Moore, JP, at 

witnesses: John Dilda, Elisha Dilda, Willie Beamon 

YOUNG, John E, of Greene Co., 23 Lucy TURNER, of Pitt Co., 18 

Jan. 3, 1887; md. Jan. 5, 1887; by R. D. S. Dixon, JP, at J. P. Hagons 
witnesses: A. B. Hinson, John D. Young, J. B. Hagans 



Buried Alive 

(Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 8, 1886) 

The Northern part of our county was the scene of a distressing accident on last Friday. Mr. I. N. KEEL, a 
good citizen of Carolina township, was getting marl from a pit on his plantation. While at work with two 
colored men in the marl hole, the side caved in upon them, completely burying Mr. KEEL. Both negroes 
were badly hurt, being caught so they could not extricate themselves. Mr. KEEL suffocated before he 
could be rescued. His death was sad. 



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African-Americans in Church Records 

The following African- Americans items were gleaned by William B. Kittrell from various abstracted 
church records of the late J. L. Jackson, former Pitt County historian. These do not represent a complete 
listing of all African- Americans in these records. (All in Pitt County NC) 

Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church 

This church was formed Nov. 30, 1758 by Elders Thomas POPE, Joseph WILLIS and Elder Jeremy 
RHAMES as first pastor. The church is believed to have first been at or near Speir's Landing on the Tar 
River. 



September 8, 1797 Marica and Luke restored. 

December 9, 1797 Bro. Gabe continued under dealing. 

August 18, 1798 Agreed Bro. Gabe is excluded for the sin of lying. 

December 7, 1799 Accusation against Merica postponed. 

April 12, 1800 An accusation continued against Merica. 

June 7, 1800 The accusation against Merica postponed. 

September 12, 1800 The accusation against Merica postponed till tomorrow. 

September 13, 1800 Phillice received for baptism Baptized Sunday. Cite Merica to Conference at the 

New Meeting House. 

Nov. 15, 1800 Sister Merica set aside for further consideration and Brother David likewise set 

aside. 

Dec. 13, 1800 Sister Merica not present and her husband dispute postponed. 

March 7, 1801 Brother David and Sister Merica excommunicated for disorderly behavior to each 

other and not adhering to the church. 

May 15, 1802 Ned, a black man received by experience. 

August 7, 1802 Gabe restored. 

August 13, 1803 Jim, a black man excommunicated for the accusation of disobeying his master and 

other crimes. 

August 10, 1811 received information that Jim and Airey a Black Brother and Sister were dead. 

February 28, 1833 Tiller, one of the Black Sisters departed this life. 

July 21, 1844 David that belonged to Mr. Luke ALBRITTON departed this life. 

September 13, 1847 Rose died (probably the colored woman Rose who was baptized in April 1843). 

February 14, 1849 Belle, colored died. 

February 14, 1850 Mingo KNOX a colored man died. 

March 1877 Lucy TAFT, col. sister died. 

June 16, 1888 Colored sister Lucy ELKS died June 16, 1888. 



Hancock Primitive Baptist Church 

This church was founded on July 23, 1808, by dismissed members from Red Banks Primitive Baptist 
Church. The dismissed members were Jonathan FELLOWS, James RINGGOLD, Charles HADDOCK, 
Keziah MILLS, Pegge STOCKS, Sarah HELLEN, Elizabeth FELLOWS and Sarah TUCKER. 



July 23, 1808 Received, Grace, a black woman. 

December 15, 1810 Received, Bet, a black woman. 

March 16, 1811 Grace and Bet, black women have a dispute. Jack, a black man is a witness. The 

women are excommunicated at next meeting. 

September 14, 1811 Nancy GINN, a black woman dismissed by letter. 

May 12, 1812 Jack and Phyllis, blacks, were received by letter. 

August 1826 Mingo, a black man, property of Henry CANNON and Eliza, a black woman, 

property of William WILSON were received. 



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October 1826 Abram, a black man, was received. 

November 1826 Elizabeth, property of Latham PUGH, asked admission but request was delayed. 

April 28, 1827 Celia, a black woman, property of John COX, received. 

October 6, 1827 Moses, property of Henry SMITH, received. 

October 13, 1827 Celia, property of Stephen PUGH, was received and baptized. She had previously 

been excommunicated. 

February 1828 Whitmell, property of the heirs of William S. MURPHY. 

May 1828 Judy, property of Frederick HADDOCK, received. 

August 1828 Grace, property of Abraham STOCKS, was restored after two excommunications. 

December 1828 Jack, property of Guilford Murphy, received. 

May 1829 Lucy, a black woman, received at FELLOWS. 

August 1829 Celia, property of John CANNON, received. 



Black Members April 30, 1852 

Ben COX, Miles CANNON, Daniel COX, Tony WILSON, Richard WILSON, Jo. WORTHINGTON, Henry 
COX, Lucy WORTHINGTON, Maria CANNON, Violet HANRAHAN, Minerva SMITH, Lydia COX, 
Winnie HANRAHAN, Maria HANRAHAN, Rachel SMITH, Harriet COX, Cealey COX, Mary ELLIS, 
Martha CANNON, Mary COX, Ann SMITH, Elsy COX, Harriet WILSON, Zilphia BROOKS, Letis SMITH, 
Mary SMITH, Flora ELLIS, Fillis POWELL, Peggy COX. 

Black members August 1867 

Ben COX, Robert CANNON, Tony WILSON, Richard WILSON, Henry COX, Maria CANNON, Minerva 
SMITH, Argent COX, Mary ELLIS, Martha CANNON, Mary COX, Elsy COX, Harriet WILSON, Peggy 
COX, Zilphia BROOKS, Lettis SMITH, Mary SMITH, Flora ELLIS, Lydia COX, Eliza CANNON. 

Galloway Primitive Baptist Church 

This church was organized on October 15, 1838. The charter members, most of whom were released from 
Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church, were as follows: Caleb SMITH, Lanier GRIFFIN, Noah BUCK, 
William GALLOWAY, John HADDOCK, Henry SMITH, Jr., Elijah HARRISON, Martin NELSON, Sarah 
MILLS, Elizabeth MILLS, Nancy BROOKS, Elizabeth HADDOCK, Mary GLADSON, Nancy BOYD, 
Laney SMITH, Mima HADDOCK, Rachel NELSON, Celah HARRISON, Nancy BUCK, Margaret 
POWELL and Martha GALLOWAY. 

August 1854 Winnie, property of Bryan GRIMES, received. 

September 1854 Seley, property of GRIMES, received. 

August 1856 Seley, a colored woman died 



Violent Attack 
(Eastern Reflector, Wed. Nov. 9, 1892) 

The other night there was a very ugly affair out in Beaver Dam township. It seems that 
previously there had been some hot words between Dr. PITT and Mr. Nelson NICHOLS. 
About midnight Saturday night some parties went to the house in which PITT lived to 
make an assault on him. They called to him and when he refused to open the door they 
broke in. Several shots were fired. PITT emptied a pistol and snapped a gun at the intrud- 
ers, and this failing to stop them he began using an axe. He struck one man on the head 
and another on the arm. The man struck on the head is a son of NICHOLS and the blow 
crushed his skull. On Monday morning warrants were sworn out against NICHOLS and 
his son and some other parties and in the afternoon a preliminary hearing began before 
Esquire B. S. SHEPPARD. 



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Whitehurst Supreme Court Case 

The following is taken from a NC Supreme Court case. The original records have disappeared and the 
following is from a microfilmed copy found in the Records of the States of the United States (N.C. F.l, reel 11). 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. Transcribed and summarized by Elizabeth Ross. 




July Term 1810 

State of North Carolina 

Halifax District October Term 1806 

Henry HUNTER 

vs. In Equity 

Simon WHIIHURST & others 

To the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of Law & Equity for the District aforesaid 
Humbly complaining shewith unto your Honor Your Orator Henry HUNTER of the County of 
Edgecomb and District aforesaid in the year of our Lord 1794 purchased a tract of Land in fee simple of a 
certain Auterson KELLY and Nancy his wife situate lying and being in the County of Martin District 
aforesaid to whom and for which he paid a valuable and bonafide consideration and in consequence of 
which the said Auterson and Wife Nancy by Deed bearing date in the year aforesaid duly conveyed the 
aforesaid tract of Land in fee simple to your Orator, which said Deed was signed Sealed & declared by the 
said Auterson & Nancy as their Act & Deed and was duly witnessed by a certain William R HAUGHTON 
& Matthew BRANTLEY and the said William R HAUGHTON as your Orator understands & believes is 
since dead or removed to distant parts or foreign places and the said Matthew BRANTLY is now as your 
Orator believes residing in the State of Georgia, your Orator futher sheweth unto your Honor that Nancy 
Kelly at the time aof said conveyance being a feme covert came into the Court of the County were the said 
lyeth and at the instance of Orator the Court Ordered that the feme covert be duly examined seperate and 
aprt from her said husband touching her consent and willingness in regard to the said conveyance of the 
said Land to your Orator for the consideration in the said Deed expressed and accordingly the Court 
appointed of their body Samuel WILLIAMS & John TAYLOR Esquires Justices of the peace to examine 
the said feme covert who in pursuance thereof and by the directions of the said Court did proceed to 
examine the said feme seperate and apart from her said husband touching her willingness to convey the 
said Land &c and who reported their proceedings to the Court that they had examined the said feme 
covert seperate and apart from her husband touching hir willingness and freedom to convey the said 
Land to your Orator and who said she did convey the same for the purposes in the said Deed mentioned 
and that such conveyance was made by her freely & willingly without fear or coertion of her husband 
whereupon by order of the said Court the said examination of the said feme was by the Clerk of the Court 
endorsed of said Deed in manner and from following "Martin County Nancy KELLY acknowledged the 
within Deed before the Court was privately examined and said it was done by her own free Will and 
consent without any compulsion which said examination remains on the back of said Deed and the 
following acknowledgement of Auterson KELLY and said wife was entered on the minute Docket by the 
Clerk of the Court in the words following. A Deed from Auterson KELLY & Nancy KELLY to Henry 
HUNTER was acknowledged and your Orator States was recorded and to which to greater certainty as to 
the exact words Date and contents of said Deed and proof your Orator begs leave to refer himself as 
relation being thereto had may more fully appear and which he prays may be taken & received as part of 
this his Bill of Complaint — Your Orator further begs leave to state to your Honor that to his positive 
knowledge the said Auterson KELLY did acknowledge in Open Court the execution of the said Deed to 
your Orator and that the said Nancy his wife was privately examined by the aforesaid Justices seperate 
and apart from her husband and your Orator Henry HUNTER further sheweth that he had a conversa- 
tion with the said Samuel WILLIAMS the Justice before whom the said Nancy was examined of and 
concerning his recollection about the said examination and he very well recollected it and informed your 
Orator that the examination of the said feme was seperate and apart from her husband and that she 
expressed her willingness to convey and without fear or threats from her husband and that the other 



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Justice John TAYLOR recollects nearly the same your Orator further States to manifest the fairness [?] of 
the transaction that in treating with the said Auterson & wife for the purchase of said Land it was agreed 
for the benefit of the said Nancy that as the Land came by her she should receive from your Orator for her 
exclusive use two hundred dollars a great part of the purchase money for the purpose of buying her a 
negro to which your Orator complied and paid to her the said Sum and the balance of the purchase 
money to the said KELLY who ratified to payment to his wife. And you Orator further sheweth that by 
virtue of the said Deed of conveyance be entered into and took possession of the said Land quietly seized 
and possessed thereof during the lives of the said Auterson & wife without lit [?] or molestation of them 
or either of them or any claiming title under them and cultivated & greatly imporved the same (and at 

this time has a crop growing on part of it) until about the year at time a certain Simon 

WHITEHURST, Batson WHITAKER and John WHITEHURST by their agent Frederick BRYANT sued out 
a Writ of Ejectment against your Orator and to which your Orator entered into the common rule and 
pleaded no Guilty and at April Term 1806 as your Orator begs leave to state to your Honor the cause 
came on to be tried when it appeared to the Court by the Plaintiffs own shewing that they were the 
Uncles on the paternal side of the aforesaid Nancy KELLY which your Orator admits and rested their case 
and title and hope of recovery on the imperfections in the proof of the said Deed and the defective 
manner as they alledged in which the feme was examined by the said Court not having the least shawdow 
of right or colour of title to the Lands in question nor the least Equitable claim or lawful right only so far 
as they could unrighteously and wrongfully impeach & destroy your Orators title which your Orator 
begs leave to represent that if his title is in any way defective through the ignorance of the Justices as to 
the proper mode and manner by law directed in the examination of covert or on account of the ignorance 
or misperson [?] of the Clerk of the Court who received the proof of said Deed and reduced to writing the 
said examination of said Nancy KELLY that it should not operate to his loss or injury or impeach or 
destroy your Orators title for which your Orator paid a full and fair consideration to the said Auterson & 
Nancy KELLY his wife and that your Orator was no way privy to the proof and examination of the said 
feme overt and if there is any defect in want of form or substnace it was not owing to your Orators 
agency conrivance or default, but leaving the mode and manner of proof entirely to the Court, and that 
Equity ought and should quit [?] and protect your Orator in the peaceful and quiet possession of said 
Land your Orator further sheweth unto your Honor that after the lessor of the Plaintiff had made out 
their case on the trial of said suit your Orator offered in evidence of his title the aforesaid Deed which was 
objected to on the part of the Plaintiffs on account of its defects and imperfections heretofore set forth by 
your Orator which after argument on both sides by council for and against receiving the Deed in evidence 
it was decided by the Court that as the evidence of the said feme covert as set out by endorsement on said 
Deed it was full and sufficient to answer every purpose under the Act of Assembly made and provided 
for the examination of feme coverts — but as the manner in which the Deed purported to be proved the 
Honorable Judge who presided on the trial thought the words "A Deed from" Auterson KELLY & Nancy 
to Henry HUNTER was acknowledged was inexplicable as they did not sufficiently disclose who or by 
whom the Deed was acknowledged which to your Orators submission appeared rather a strained con- 
struction and a ticklish administration of Justice as by law & common intendment the Court will presume 
everything in favour of right and presume that which should be done as already done. 

And your Orator further begs leave to shew unto your Honor that on the trial of said cause to 
shew what was the mode and manner that Deeds were proved time immemorial in the said County 
Court be produced the Books & records of the said Court wherein there appeared several Deeds executed 
from husband & wives in exact the same way as the Deed from the said Auterson KELLY & wife to your 
Orator from which your Orator has no doubt but what that has been done the usage and custom of said 
Court in commiting the record and proof of such Deeds ever since the establishment of the said County 
Court of Martin your Orator hither takes the liberty to shew to your Honor that although the only Deed 
of conveyance was rejected as aforesaid he put his case to the Jury on the naked possession alone who 
having heard the particular hardship of your Orators case refused after thay had returned from the Bar to 
give a Verdict for the Plaintiffs but returned much divided in Opinion and craved the advice of the Court 
whether if they decided against your Orator he would therby finally and ultimately loose his land plainly 
mtimating to the Court that if your Orator had no way left open to him to prove his Deed & substantiate 
his title that they would not give a verdict against your Orator. To which his Honor replied that your 
Orator could hereafter get his Deed proved which would then make his title good and unexceptionable in 



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law upon the Jury then being somewhat better satisfied commited tho reluctantly to give a Verdict against 
your Orator. — And your Orator further sheweth that regarding the advice of the Court in regard to 
having his Deed further proved, you Orator without loss of time at the next County Court after the trial 
of said Cause he had the said Deed proved a second time by the best possible evidence the nature of the 
case would admit of and which is as follows and which appears of record in the said County Court of 
Martin 

— State of North Carolina Martin County June Term 1806 a Deed from Auterson KELLY & 
Nancy KELLY to Henry HUNTER in open Court by James VIRGIN who made oath that he was ac- 
quainted with the mark to the foregoing Deed was his mark, he also proved the handwriting of Nancy 
Kelly he further swore to the handwriting of William P. HAUGHTON one of the subscribing witnesses 
and also to the mark of Matthew BRINKLEY he further declared on Oath that from the best information 
he could obtain that William P. HAUGHTON was dead he having left the State some years past and that 
Matthew BRINKLEY is now a resident of the State of Georgia. John B. HUNTER also swore to the hand- 
writing of William P. Haughton one of the subscribing witnesses to the before named Deed and your 
Orator further sheweth that after the trial of said writ he was informed that the lessor of the Plaintiffs 
were not the next of kin or the true heirs of Nancy KELLY for that she had then and has now a maternal 
Sister of the half blood — being in the County of Martin who admiting the supposition that your Orators 
title is defective and bad. Yet the lessors of the Plaintiffs cannot have the least title in Law or Equity to the 
premises as long as the said Sister or her heirs are living and your Orator made that matter appear to his 
Honor who then presided on the trial on affidavit as a Cause for a new trial which afficavit stated that 
your Orator had no knowledge of that fact until after the trial but to your Orators great Surprise a new 
trial was refused him as your Orator had thought it a position conceded on all hands and a principle well 
established in Ejectment that the lessor of the Plaintiff must recover by the strength of his own title and 
not by any weakness or defect in tha of the Defendant for whom possession was sufficient which your 
Orator sheweth he has long been in the quiet and uninterrupted possission of the said Land and has 
much improved and cultivated it. Your Orator further begs leave to show to your Honor that the said 
Frederick BRYANT who has acknowledged himself the agent in transacting & conducting the said Suit 
for the lessors of the Plaintiff, and who as your Orator is informed and verily beleives is to have part of 
the said Land if he succeeds for them, as he the said Frederick has confessed to a person whom your 
Orator can name is necessary and required, that he was to have half of the Land and provided he did not 
recover that the Plaintiffs was to pay no costs. Your Orator therefore prays your Honor that the said 
Frederick may be served with a copy of this Bill and that he may be made a party hereto and as the 
particular evidence of the Plaintiffs is unknown to your Orator as he believes they reside out of the 
District he prays that the said Frederick may be served with Copies of this Bill for them. But now so it is 
may it please your Honor that the said Simon WHITEHURST Batson WHITEHURST & John 
WHITEHURST and the said Frederick their agent combining and confederating themselves with devers 
persons as yet unknown to your Orator whose names when discovered your Orator pays my be inserted 
with apt words to charge them ans parties contriving wrongfully to injure and oppress your Orator in the 
premises threaten you Orator to take out a Writ of Possession and to dispossess your Orator of the Land 
which he has fairly and honestly required by purchase from the said Auterson KELLY and wife and who 
as your Orator can truly State died insolvent, so as your Orator can expect no redress in case he is de- 
feated in his present claim. All which actings & doings pretences & designs of the said confederates are 
contrary to right to Equity & good conscience and tend to your Orator's great wrong and injury to the 
end therefore and in order thereto that the said Confederates may upon these several Corporal true 
perfect and direct answer make to all and singular the premises aforesaid as fully and particularly as if 
the same were herein again repeated and they interrogated thereto and more especially whether your 
Orator has not been in the Quit possession of the said Land heretofore mentioned ever since the purchase 
thereof from the said Auterson and Nancy his wife and whether he did not remain in the quiet possession 
thereof during the lives of the said Auterson KELLY and Nancy his wife without the let or molestations of 
them or either of them or any claiming under them and whether they have not understood or believe that 
your Orator paid a full and valuable consideration to the said Auterson & wife for the same, and whether 
the same Simon WHITEHURST Batson WHITEHURST & John WHITEHURST are not Uncles to the said 
Nancy Kelly and whether or not they know of the said Nancy KELLY having in the County of Martin or 
else where a Sister of half blood no living. And that the Plaintiffs may set forth and answer whether or not 



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the said Frederick BRYANT acts as their agent in conducting the said Suit. And that the said Simon, 
Batson, & John WHITEHURST and Frederick BRYANT their agent may be restrained from carrying into 
execution the Writ of Possession and that your Orator may be quieted in the possession of the said Land 
until a full hearing of the several matters and things contained in this your Orators Bills of Complaint 
before your Honor and that the Costs of the said Suit of Ejectment may be enjoined &c And that your 
Orator may receive such other and further relief in the premises as the particular nature of his requires 
and as shall be agreeable to Equity and good conscience. May it therefore pease your Honor to grant to 
your Orator a Writ or Writs of Injunction to be directed to the said Simon, Batson, & John WHITEHURST 
and Frederick BRYANT commanding them &c &c. also a Writ or Writs of Subpoena to be directed as 
aforesaid commanding them &c 

Wm. DREW, Solicitor 

Henry HUNTER maketh Oath that the several matters & things set forth in the aforegoing Bill of 
Injunction so far as they relate to his own knowledge are true and the rest he beleives to be true. 

H. HUNTER 

Sworn to before me this 30th July 1806 

Jno. HALL J.S.C.L.E. The Clerk & Master of the Court of Equity for 

Halifax District will let an Injunction & Subpoena issue agreeable to the prayer of this Bill on taking 
Security for costs and abiding whatever Order or Decree the Court shall hereafter make in the premisis. 

Jn. HALL J.S.C.L.E. 
I Certify the within is a true copy from the Original Bill 

Robt. FENNER, C.M.E. 

Henry HUNTER 
vs. 

Simon WHITHURST & others 
State of North Carolina 

Halifax County In Equity April Term 1807 

The answer of Frederick BRYANT one of the Defendants to the Bill of Henry HUNTER 
Complainant. 

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all manner of benefit of execption to the 
Complainants Bill for answer to as much thereof as he is advised that it is material for him to make 
answer unto saith that it may be true that the Complainant purchased of Auterson KELLY & Nancy his 
wife the tract of Land in the Bill mentioned, but whether he gave them a valuable and bonafide consider- 
ation therefore this Defendant has no personal knowledge he has understood and believes that the said 
consideration consisted in a great Degree in a tipling account [amount?] of the said Auterson KELLY with 
the Complainant which was far from affording to his wife any peculiar releif and this defendant does not 
know of his own knowledge that she ever received from the Complainant anything to her own use on 
Account of the Land. He has been informed and verily believes that she was induced to execute the Deed 
for the Land to the Complainant by the persuations & threats of her husband and that she never would 
(as this defendant also beleives) acknowledge the free execution thereof before any discreet person who 
would give her a fair opportunity of manifesting her dissatisfaction. 

This defendant knows nothing of any private examination of the said Nancy KELLY by Order 
of Court, and cannot beleive that it ever fairly took place or the Complainant would have taken care to 
prove it by the magistrates to took it such who alone could sufficiently do it, but this has never been done 
to the knowledge of this defendant although the complainant was long ago infored of the necessity of 
such proof. Samuel WILLIAMS esquire one of the Magistrates who it is pretended took the said examina- 
tion is now dead, and John TAYLOR the other has declared to this defendant that he do not particularly 
remember it, so that if so examination was ever had which this Defendant does not admit, he cannot 
suppose that it can be properly proved at this time, which is no fault of this Defendant — As to the Certifi- 
cate which is endorsed on said Deed tending to prove the said examination this Defendant contends that 
it is quite insufficient for that purpose for the following reasons among others — It is not to be found upon 
record although the records of Martin County Court have been fully searched for that purpose — It does 
not appear at what term of said Court the said examination was taken: And this Defendant has strong 



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reasons to believe that the said Certificate was not put upon the said Deed for many years after the same 
had been registered in virtue of the acknowledgement thereof mentioned in the Bill and can prove that it 
was not offered to be registered until after the death of the said Nancy KELLY and after the other Defen- 
dants had claimed the Land of the defendants Complainant besides all this it appears that the name of the 
said Samuel WILLIAMS was inserted in the said Certificate as the person before whom the said examina- 
tion was taken and then stricken out upon a conviction as this defendant supposes that it would be more 
difficult to detect the felony of the said Certificate by writing the name of the said Samuel WILLIAMS 
therein. From all these circumstances this Defendant has no doubt but that the said Certificate was made 
merely to suit the Complainants purpose of Bolstering up his title to the said Land after the death of the 
said Nancy KELLY — As to the witnesses to said Deed he does not know of his own knowledge what has 
become of them, one of them Matthew Brantly it is well known was Just such a man as would be a fit 
instrument to be employed by the Complainant in such a transaction as this Defendant has represented 
the one in question to be. The date probate of the said Deed in the manner set forth in the Bill may be 
true. But the Defendant is advised that the same cannot in the least better the Complainants case, even if 
it had been made before the trial at Law and given in evidence thereon, for this Defendant, denies that the 
Opinion of the Judge who resided at the suit trial turned entirely on the informality or irregularity of the 
probate of the said Deed in regard to tis admission as testimony, and if it had, and if also the said probate 
had been ever so regular, this Defendant cannot beleive that the said Deed ought to be received in evi- 
dence either in Law or Equity for want of legal and proper proof of the private examination of the feme. 

This Defendant further saith that it is true that the suit at Law was brought by him as agent for 
Simon, John, or Batson WHITEHURST the Uncles and heirs at Law as was then supposed of the said 
Nancy KELLY and a recovery was had on their names it not appearing at this time but that they were the 
heirs, but this Defendant has since understood that the said Nancy KELLY left a Sister of the half blood on 
the mothers side, but this Defendant is entirely ignorant whether she is now alive or not. 

This Defendant was engaged to act as agent for the lessors of the Plaintiff at Law by his neighbour 
Charles WHITEHURST son of the said Batson WHITEHURST who this Defendant understands was to 
have paid the Costs had the Judgment at Law been against the Plaintiffs although this was not their 
original agreement and who is to satisfy this Defendant for his trouble and expence in attending to the 
business, the said Simon WHITEHURST is since dead and the said John WHITEHURST has moved to the 
State of Georgia, and this Defendant having as agent aforesaid had the entire managment of the Suit is 
well satisfied that neither of the surviving lessors of the Plaintiff had any particular knowledge of the case 
and could not throw any new light upon it by their answers — This Defendant admits that the Complain- 
ant has been in possession of the Land in question ever since he obtained the Deed aforesaid but does not 
know or beleive that he any way improved it on the contrary from what he has heard & believes has 
much injured it. 

Frederick BRYAN maketh Oath that the several matters of facts stated to be such as of his 
own knowledge in the within answer are ture and the rest he beleves to be true. 
Sworn to before me this 24 April 1807 Fred BRYAN 

R. F. C. M. E. 

July Term 1810 

State of North Carolina Halifax County October Term 1807 

The answer of Batson WHITEHURST one of the Defendants to the Bill of Complaint of Henry 
HUNTER Complainant 

Henry HUNTER 
vs. 

Simon WHITEHURST & others 

This Defendant saving and reserving to himself all manner of benefit of everything to the said Bill 
for answer to so much thereof as he is advised that is is material for him to answer saith that he knows 
nothing of the Complainants purchasing the Land in question of Auterson KELLY & wife or of their 
acknowledgement of a Deed to him for it and of her private examination further then he has heard from 



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persons not interested, and from that he verily beleives that the wife of said KELLY was never privately 
examined in the manner set forth in the Bill. 

This Defendant has understood that the said Nancy KELLY left a Sister of the half blood on the 
mothers side. But this Defendant contends that as the said Land descended to the said Nancy from her 
father, the said half Sister cannot inherit to the exclusion of her Uncles of the whole blood. — This Defen- 
dant further says that upon the death of the said Nancy KELLY he with the other Defendants his brothers 
Tohn & Simon gave up the right for the said Land to their Defendants Son Charles WHITEHURST of the 
County of Pitt who as this Defendant is informed and beleives employed the other Defendant Frederick 
BRYAN to commence and prosecute a suit aginst the Complainant for the said Land for which he is to be 
paid by the said Charles who is also to pay all the Costs should the said suit eventually fail and the said 
BRYAN is not to have any part of the said Land should it be recovered by any agreement of this Defen- 
dant, or of the other Defendants or the said Charles WHITEHURST as far as this Defendant has under- 
stood or beleives — As to any other charge contained in the said Bill this Defendant has no personal 
knowledge and therefore cannot admit them and denies all fraud combination &c Batson 
WHITEHURST Edgecomb County— Batson WHITEHURST maketh Oath that the several facts stated in 
this his answer as facts within his own knowledge are true and the rest he beleives to be true. 

his 

Batson X WHITEHURST 
Jn. HALL J. S. C. L. E. mark 

[Following this, the case was sent to the Supreme Court whose judge ordered that the Injuction be 
dissolved and not brough to jury thereby ruling in favor of the WHITEHURSTS as legal heirs who had 
not benefitted in any way from the questionable sale. The judge also stated that the deed should have 
been allowed as evidence, as the Martin County Clerk of Court had written that it had been acknowl- 
edged in court, and the clerk's word should not be questioned.] 

Summary: 

In 1794 Henry HUNTER bought some land in Mart. Co., NC, from Auterson KELLY and his wife 
Nancy Kelly. 

Nancy was examined separately to insure her willingness to sell her land by justices of the peace. 
Her endorsement was written on the deed itself. 

Her uncles Simon WHITEHURST, Batson WHITEHURST, and John WHITEHURST, by their agent 
Frederick BRYANT, sued to eject Henry HUNTER from the land, claiming that Nancy was not properly 
examined. The judge questioned other wording in the deed. 

HUNTER pled precedent for the manner of proving such transactions involving wives, and left it in 
the hands of the jury. The jury was undecided, but the judge said HUNTER could still get the deed 
proved, so the jury reluctantly ruled against Hunter. 

HUNTER proceeded, at the very next court, to prove the deed a second time. He had learned, in the 
meantime, that Nancy's uncles were not the next of kin because Nancy had a half-sister (her mother's 
child) who lived in Martin County. HUNTER asked for a new trial based on this new evidence, but was 
refused. 

The WHITEHURSTS/agent acted to eject, and HUNTER hired a lawyer, William DREW, who 
testifies that possession alone should legalize HUNTER's claim, and that the plaintiffs must show a title 
of their own. HUNTER has also learned that Frederick BRYANT, agent for the WHITEHURSTS, was in 
cahoots with them. HUNTER shouted conspiracy, and filed countersuit in the form of this Bill of Com- 
plaint, and was granted a Writ of Injuction and Subpoena against the conspirators. 

In 1807, defendants to the Complaint make their statements: 

Frederick EjRYANT denied conspiracy, reversing the charge, and accused all persons involved in the 
deed and examination of Nancy to be suspect of character (including the first judge), rigging the deed 
after Nancy's death. 

Simon is dead. 

John has moved to Georgia. 

Batson's son Charles was the one who hired BRYAN to be agent for the uncles. 



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Batson WHITEHURST denied knowing anything about anything, saying he and his brothers, 
Simon and John, had relinquished their claims to Charles before any of this began. He also said the land 
came to Nancy from her father who was no kin to any half-sister on the mother's side, and therefore, the 
uncles were the next of kin. 

Description of the land and its boundaries was copied into the record, showing that Simon 
WHITEHURST, Senr, dec'd., had conveyed the land to his son Daniel WHITEHURST on Nov. 4, 1774. The 
land adj. the William Davis plantation, formerly the John WHITEHURST plantation. 

[Transcriber's note: The obvious conclusion is that Nancy WHITEHURST KELLY was the daughter of 
Daniel WHITEHURST, son of Simon WHITEHURST, Sr., and that Daniel WHITEHURST left Nancy as 
his heir. Nancy's half-sister was the dau. of her mother by a previous or subsequent marriage. Nancy 
apparently had no children, as her uncles were her heirs as next-of-kin. — er] 



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Pitt County Letters 




Letter from Archibald FORBES to his wife Louisa (CLARK) FORBES in 1837. Transcribed from a 
photocopy of the original letter owned and contributed by Jean D. Caldwell, of Washington, NC. 

[On cover] [postmark] Greenville NC Sep 9 [postage] 25 cents 
Louisa A. E. FORBES Meridian Springs Hds C Mississippi 

"Pleasant Plains Sept. 7th 1837 
My dear and devoted companion, 

When I reflect upon the vast and astonishing distance which divides us, and to think that I have 
to communicate my thoughts by letter It appears to me a task beyond the power of words or language to 
explain, dear angel, to think of the rapidity with which time to possess and also of the uncertainty of life 
and the certainty of (Death) and to know that I'm unprepared to die. I shudder and am at times almost 
ready to say as one of old would to, God, I had not been born , but for fear such an strain may be a 
pleasant. I desist, and hope that my last days may be my best &c. Robert is with me to day at Mothers, 
will start to school on monday next, tell your, Pa, that for the want of money Mr EBORN & myself have 
concluded not to send R. to Hillsboro but to Greenville to {MR. LOVEJOY} a man who stands promi- 
nently high, he has prepared Joseph NORCOTT and Entered coll ed g e with all ease, he says Jermain 
BERNARD will enter next June, if so Robert will enter with ease because he is farther advanced and 
beside a smarter youth, and with all the expense is not one half, and there would be a loss of three 
months that he would have to pay for, taking all into consideration I fancy I have done the best, for 
without money we can't do much. I have not collected the first cent, & the , Lord, knows when I shall, 
there is no money in the country, if I do not collect in a few days I shall bring suit and start , for it is 
perfectly useless to be fed by false promises, the men have acted ridiculous, mean, &c here I will ac- 
knowledge the receipt of yours which gave pleasure & Satisfaction etc & yours & Genl letters My dear 
my anxiety is so great to see you all that I hardly know what to write, but that you can imagine better 
than I can express. Louisa TYSON is now hard down at work making my clothes to start. I shall endeav- 
our to look the best I can in my fine clothes and I want you to keep yourself primmed that you may look 
as well as myself, for I have fattened up so and look so pretty I tell you I'm hard to beat on Sandy roads, 
but suffice with foolishness, as regards Elizabeth she has no claim upon me she had the advantage or her 
husband of the new countries and if he will not support his wife & children they cannot expect any aid 
from me. I have lost enough myself for the Last two years and if I can support you & educate our 
qhildren I cannot do much more unless times alter from what they are at present. I will tell you what 
James told me that when Warren KENNEDY went to, Mobile, he could not get such money as he wanted 
Elizabeth went to her bureau drawer thinking she was unnoticed and got a roll of money as large as his 
arm and took a fifty dollar bill and handed it to Warren, he says she did hand him money, if we believe 
this Robert left her with money sufficient to support upon. She has since I've come in wrote to James 
CLARK & W. K. to save her house & lot and carriage & horses {piano fote} &c.why does she request such 
extravagance unless she had a means of support, Besides It appears strange to me from beginning to end. 
I can tell you Louisa there is in my opinion enough deciet & hypocrisy in this world to raise the suspi- 
cions of any person. I myself have almost come to the conclusion to Question any persons cander, except 

I will also leave this unpleasant subject) My poor old mother has lost the use of her left arm and I 

cannot prevail upon her to undergo a course of {Tomsoni} I have relieved several since I've returned. Mr 
HOYT gets as much practice as he can attend to, the practice is thought highly of by all who have tried it 
and thats no few. mamma requests that I should remember a great deal of love to you & all the children 
& the Genl. Family, Arthur says you are very forgetful of your promises, dear do not promise unless 
you. ..perform. Lucy requests to be remembered to you also [unreadable word] family & Puss. Arthur 
Says that {Mary Jane) is the best child in the world, are all in perfect health at present. Louisa I fancy my 
last letter has caused some hard thoughts I was sory after I wrote it that I placed such a construction 

[unreadable word] a part of it as i did , but Lou will you not forgive. I fancy you will and i hope 

you did not let any person see it for it was my request, if so I beg pardon and say nothing about it to me, 



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give my love to all the family & to Ormond Hums [Ha rris ?] tell Jane and Polly I am sorry to disappoint 

them, but cannot help it. Louisa I sha[ ?J possible bring you & children all I think will please you if I get 

Money. Martha & Harriet will both tumble soon , and your Pa had the imprudence to write Mr E that he 
and your, Ma, had raised wind again. I do not know when Ive felt so bad people as old as they are boo 
fy for shame the thought has broke me up 
adieu my dear wife & 2 childs till see you 

If you let any person see this I wont write any more Archd FORBES 

NB 

I do not think its worth while to write me for I shal be loose A FORBES 
NB 

I wish you would have old Lusy rubbed up against I get home for I want to kill some old turkeys this fall 
Good Bye Hunney Coomube & Sugar Umoollaasses and all the good seaming child, to 

Archd FORBES" 




Letter from Sherrod TYSON to his daughter, Margaret Ann TYSON, transcribed from a photocopy 
found in the Tabitha DeVisconti Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[Letter addressed "Mar 6, to Margeret Ann TISON, care of Mr. CLARK, Tarborough Edgecomb County"] 

"Tisons Store 14th. February 1835 

Dear Child, 

your letter of the 6th Instant was last night Re ceve d the Extreme Cold weather has prevented me 
from Sending my wagon to GreenviU for ten Days past, the Ice has ben so much in the way that Very little 
Communication in any way has taken place from my house to Greenville, is the Reason that I did not get 
your letter Sooner I was much pleased to her wore well & to h ere that you ware well pleased at Going to 
School, the Branches you are Studying are such as will improve your if you employ the improvement 
Right, my wish is that you may enp loy your time in your Studys. and that as you advance in Knowledge 
& age that you may advance in Good Name, the well Solomon Says agood name is preferable to Riches. 
Riches makes to themselves wings & flys away but agood name will live after you and I am Dead it is my 
wish that my Children may So conduct them Selves that they may Be Beloved by all that no them be Sure 
that your Conduct may be Such with your Ant Clara and with all that are acquainted with you may Say 
that they are Sorry to part with your mass of your good morels which will be much more Gratification to 
me than any one thing it Some times puff up Some young Girls with pride to Send them to School and 
give them alittle Better Edecation then the C omona lty of the people and causes them to think that they 
are Better then they are Because they have been Taught things that others have not. I Should be Sorry to 
think so of you your H apin ess in this world and that which is to comes is in the Hand of God who has 
promised to Bless those that do good & punish those that do evil. I therefore Request you allways to have 
before your Eys that you are Bornd to die. Honour your Father & mother that your days may be long 
Speake m ildel y to Every Body it is much More Noble to forgive an injury than to Resent it. your Mother 
was glad to h ere from you & your Brother & Sisters, you must Except their Best love for you The Health 
of my Family is as it was when you went away I wish you to write at Least Once a fortnight I expect to 
come up to Tarborough or Send in the Course of Next week. Tell Alley & Susan that there is nothing a 
miss at ther Father as I have h erd Alley SAUNDERS Sister C ARR has a Son & I have understood its name 
is Absolum. I have hired an other Clerk to attend to my Store your Father & 

friend Sherrod TISON 

Ps. when you write always write how your Cousen Adline MAY Allie & Susan are & the family you 
Board at S.T. 

I have not looked over my letter to See if any mistake or omission is made if any charge it carlessness or 
for the want of time as I have much writing to do & other Business prevents me from taking much pains 
though as you have not your mind crowded with I wish you to take pains in writing & Speaking always 
think before you Speak beware not to Speak two often." 



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Letter from Franklin and Lydia MOYE and Gideon MOYE of Oakdale, Arkansas to Francis BROOKS 

of Greenville, NC, dated Nov. 11, 1848. Transcribed from a photocopy of the original letter in the Francis 
Brooks Papers, ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[On cover] [postmark] "Oakdale Ark Novr 29 } 10 

Mr Francis BROOKS Greenville Post office Northcarolina Pitt Co." 

"Oakdale Post 

State of Arkan, Philips Co. November the 11 1848 
Mr. Francis BROOKS 

Dear Sis this leaves Us all Well as Common and doing as well as could be expected hoping this may find 
you all the Same this will inform you that your Letter dated October the 30th Came to hand last Mail and 
was hapyly Recieved it aforded us Mutch pleasure an consolation We were hapy to hear you was all 
doing So well but S orey to hear of the Deaths but we all have to Submit to the Lords will. I wii inform you 
that I Recieved the half, of two Term Dollar Bills an one foure Dollar Bill you have conferd a lasting 
favour on us in So doing So I hope you will Send the balance or the other half as Soon as Posible for it will 
help Me very Mutch in our Present Condision as i am a little behind and My Children are all leaving Me 
and I am getting in My dotege and have Settled in the woods in the Western Wilds of Arkansas. Southey 
BROOKS also recieved his letter an I S up ose Will Write you Soon the ol man is not well he has a trimbling 
in his hands ot the Polsy an has to Work very hard in his ol age Wilk was li vein in Lousiana Seling goods 
one of Jos young Sons Belvedear is liveing near Me an Practising Medison Joseph SHOUT has bin over 
here an likes our country very well our Crops are not very good We onley Make 6 or 7 barels of Coarn to 
the acre an from 1000 to 1200 Cotton to acre Cotton is So low we are Making nothing Cotton is onley 41/ 
2 to 5 cents Emigresion is incresing very fast an land rising We have a good Country I recieved a letter 
from my Sister Crisey it grieved Me Very Mutch to hear of her condision I want you to write to what has 
becom of Sistr Pegy LASLEY and her Children My friends an relations has all fagotten Me or forsaken 
Me as I never hear from them onley by you So I hope you will continue to write to Me Lydia wants to be 
Rememberd by all her sistrs and all Serviven friends Sins I lost My fingr I canot write I Soon Close My 
lettr_but if we never Meet again on Earth let us try to Meet byond this veil of tears where Parting will be 
no more So nothen More at Presant but remain your affectionate Friend untel Death 
So fair Well 

Franklin MOYE and Lydia MOYE 

Mr Francis aftr your Best res pete s I am well and Doing Well onley I belong to that unfortunate crue it 
apears to Grovel out My days an ol Batchellor you written they was Prety Girls there if was able an could 
Span - the time I would com to that old country and try My luck Jesse is liveing here and Maried & has 7 
Children Sistr Elizabeth that Maried AVERY is liveing in Tennessee Heaywood County and is Doing very 
well they have 8 Eight Children Seven Daughtrs an one Son Sistr Nancy Maried last August an is doing 
well BRother William franklin an Sistr Lydia is Single yet, Brother Wiett is the youngest liveing he is in 
his Sixteenth year tell all the young Men that wants to get Ritch to com out here but to get them a wife 
before they Start had I Maried at 21 1 would have bin wel of but My Personal Expences is 125 to 150 
Dollars a year besides Misfortunes write Me soon tell all My unkles an aunts an cousins that I know they 
think them Selves above Me or they would write to Me tell them, i am as independant a Man as ever 
Walked on the Green Earth as My Candle is gon out I can Say nomore Far well Gideon MOYE" 




Letter containing legal briefs from James R. HOYLE, postmaster of Greenville, NC to John Herritage 
BRYAN , lawyer, Feb. 22, 1838. Transcribed from a photocopy of the original found in the John Herritage 
Bryan Collection, #147, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

[On cover] Jas R HOYLE PM Greenville NC FREE 

[postmark] Greenville N. C. Feb 23 Hon John H BRYAN Raleigh N. C. 



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"Greenville N. C Feby 22nd 1838 
Sir. Having completed taking the testimony of all the witnesses that would appear, I concluded to send 
you a copy of a brief taken while the Comr were taking the depo, which tho imperfect contains the most 
material part of the proof made. Enclosed I return your memo please write me after perusing the brief 
whether it is neccessary to obtain more evidence. 

Yours Respt Jas R HOYLE 

Margaret BOND: Is the daughter of Jas BROOKS acquainted with W WILSON he married her sister 
Polly — first of her recollection news came to her father that WILSON was about to sell Peg, her father sd. 
WILSON Knew better — that Peg belonged to him — her father & WILSON had several quarrels because 
he would not pass title for Peg. — BROOKS always refused said he would give them to his grand daugh- 
ters heard WILSON say he would not raise negroes for BROOKS — Brooks replied, send the negroes 
home. I can raise the negroes for my granddaughters — the last quarrel, she heard a quarrell at the gate 
discovered it was J BROOKS W WILSON and some of the neighbours BROOKS came to the house his 
wife spoke to him about quarreling, he replied WILSON wanted to whip him because he would not make 
title. Jas BROOKS was in the habit when one of his daughters was married of sending negroes home with 

them, his words were " You go home with until I call for you, negroes were sent to John ADAMS 

who married one, and taken back. Sally TUCKER a daughter applied for a title daid her husband was 
dissatisfied: BROOKS said why can't you take my word as the rest have done after awhile said Joshua 
TUCKER being a careful and sober man, he would give him a title, the reason why negro Peg was called 
"Wilsons Peg was that she herself was called Peggy, and it was for distmguishing negro Sal was called 
TUCKERS Sal before any title was passed. — Cross questiond. by deft. J. BROOKS was not childless in his 
latter days — 

Francis BROOKS, is grandson of J BROOKS heard a quarrel between J BROOKS and WILSON because 

BROOKS would not give title WILSON said he be d d if he would be raising negroes for him, BROOKS 

said by blood — WILSON I will not give you a title, I will give my grand children a title Cross question by 
deft. — both were intoxicated at the time, but knew what they were talking about 

Test for discrediting WILSONS witnesses 

F HADDOCK, Harmon HANCOCK general character for veracity bad, would not believe him on his 

oath. found two barrels stolen turpt in his yard, he professes to be a fortune teller & conjurer — have 

heard Benj SUTTON say "that he heard WILSON say to BROOKS — you must whip your Peg, she has 
stold Willis WILSONS money &c. 

Francis BROOKS= would believe Harman HANCOCK tho has not been intimately acquainted with him 
for 20 years — Heard Ephriam BROOKS say that he saw James BROOKS make a hand delivery of Winney 
to Elizabeth WILSON, now Elizabeth MILLS.— 

Jo. COX. Would believe Harman HANCOCK in his oath, heard of Turpt being found in his yard — He is a 
fortune teller & conjurer 

Wm CLARK, was one of the comrs that took WILSON depositions 28 May 1836, James WILSON refused 
to answer the question propounded by plantiff if he was interested 

John HARDEE., heard Ephriam BROOKS swear on a trial in Court that he saw James BROOKS make a 
hand delivery of Winney to Elizth WILSON now Elizth MILLS,— 

Alfred FORBES — H HANCOCKS character bad Has no confidence in him, his general character very 
Bad." 

ivl 

A genealogical letter dated Aug. 9, 1938 from (Mrs. W. A.) Nannie Francisco Porter, of Richmond, Va. to 
William H. Bason, genealogist. Transcribed from a photocopy of the original found in the William H. 
Bason Collection, #528, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



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"Dear Mr. Bason, 

I want somehelp on the line of the JAMES family of N. C. Dr. James G James married in Pitts Co. 1-2-1855 
Mary R. LANGLEY. He was the son of Wm. JAMES and wife Elizabeth PATRICK. Dr. JAMES lived in 
Gatesville N. C. His father was supposed to be from the Eastern shore of Va. 

Mary LANGLEY'S father was Godfrey and his wife was Margaret LATHAM. 

Dr. James was born 8-13-1823 and his wife Mary LANGLEY was born 2-11-1834 and died in Pitts Co. 2-6-1860 
Her father died in that same county 60 years of age and Margaret his wife died there 9-18-1865. 

This is all the family know of themselves. But what I want to ascertain is something of this change from 
Va. to N_C. where they first landed in N C and when for we have to go further back than that. I find a 
number of the JAMES family in Accomac (and that is the Eastern Shore all right) but these all seem to stay 
and die in Va. They don't know athing about this Wm. JAMES who married Elizabeth PATRICK and I 
have'nt found him in these E Shore counties. Can you help this out at all? Could spend a day on it- or 
possibly two if needed and charge to my account until I get my check for this work. But please sir don't 
charge me $10 per day. I wrote a customer in Ga to send you some work- and he writes back you charge 
him $10 retainers fee and $10 per day — but I know — he got that wrong so I wrote him you would put the 
retainers fee to his credit as it was just a matter of good faith. I believe I am right about this. 
Let me hear from you as soon as possible please sir. 
Hope you are feeling well but this hot weather makes it hard to work, 
Yours sincerely, 

(Mrs W A) Nannie Francisco PORTER 
2209-A Park Ave 
Richmond, Va. 
8-9-1938" 



B. R. GAY, Prominent Greene County Farmer Passes 

(Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Oct. 31, 1930) 

Funeral services for Mr. B. R. GAY, a prominent Greene County planter, was held last Saturday, conducted 
by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, assisted by J. C. MOYE, and interment took place in the family burying 
ground on his farm. Being a Mason in good standing he was laid to rest with Masonic honors by his 
brothers. Mr. GAY had lived to the ripe old age of 72 and was one of Greene county's most beloved and 
successful citizens. He was married young to Miss Betty WALSTON who preceded him to the grave by 
about 21 years; however, during their companionship, sixteen children were born to them, all of whom 
now living; they are: W. L. GAY, Mrs. A. J. MCKEEL, Miss Stella GAY, Mrs. W. M. HARDISON. W. B. GAY, 
J. R. GAY, Miss Susie GAY, Mrs. Jarvis HOLLOMAN, Albert GAY, Earl GAY, Richard C. GAY and Mrs. 
Virginia GAY, of Walstonburg; John F. GAY, of Moultree, Ga., Mrs. Wyatt PARKER, Mrs. Richard PIPPEN, 
Mrs. Rupard PIPPEN, of Farmville. All of whom survive him. Mr. GAY was a life long member of the 
Howell Swamp Free Will Baptist church, and was ever interested and active for the cause of Christ. In his 
death his community and the county has lost one of its most valuable and beloved citizens. 

Mr. M. M. PAGE Dead 

(Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April, 12, 1935) 

The knowledge of the death of Mr. M. M. PAGE was very sad news to the people living in and around 
this community. He has been doing a business of general merchandise about three miles from here on No. 
42 highway for several years and was a prominent citizen in his neighborhood. An attack of influenza 
seized him few days back but in a few days, thinking he was able to do so, he left his bed, only to take a 
relapse and go into pneumonia which took him away shortly. Mr. PAGE was around 70 years of age. He 
is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Reddin CORBETT and Mr. Buck PAGE. Interment was 
made in the Otters Creek Church cemetery. 



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Pitt County and Related Wills 



Will of Benjamin May, 1805 

Pitt County Wills, CR 079. 801. 11, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of North Carolina 
Pitt County} 

In the name of god Amen, I Benjamin MAY of the State & County aforesaid being in reasonable 
Health at this time & of sound mind & memory but knowing the uncertainty of Life do make this my Last 
Will & Testament in manner & form following Viz — 

Item I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Anna MAY four Negroes Viz. Phillis, Willis, Syntha & 
Chocolate and one Rideing chair & Harness, one Horse called flamer, & all other Articles of Household & 
Kitchen furniture of every description that she brought with her here or that came into my possession of 
by my Marriage with her, and also one hundred Dollars to her & her Heirs & assigns forever — 
Item I Lend to my said Wife two negroes Purity & Cezar During her Natural Life or so long as She 
remains my Widow — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Benjamin MAY besides what I have already Possessed him with 
two Negroes Viz. Badger & Eady, to him & his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son William MAY all the lands I have already Possessed him with by 
Deed or otherwise & all Negroes & every other kind of property I have possessed him with to him & his 
Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my son James MAY the Plantation & Land whereon I now live with the 
land known by the name of the POOLE Land, the Land I had of William FATHREE. the Land I bought of 
Joseph SULLIVANT containing two hundred & ninety acres Joining my home plantation Also all the 
Lands that I have taken up between the Land that I have given to my Daughter Cleary JOYNER, and also 
three hundred acres of Land that I bought of Lewis SMITH, also the Land I bought of Nathaniel MOORE 
known by the name of the quarter, also the Land that I bought of Frederick BECKTON, & Marina 
LOCKHART, & all the Lands that I am possessed with adjoining it also Negroes, Viz Dorcas, Phillip Ben 
(Cooper) Sam. Also Hannah, & Cezar, one Desk two large looking glasses, one table, half a Dozen 
Windsor Chairs one Sorrel Mare & five Cows & Calves one yoke of Oxen, (part of them called his Cattle) 
one frying Pan & Skillet one hand Mill, one Brandy Still also two Feather beds & Furnture, & in case I 
Should Die before he Leaves me, one years provision for him & his family, to him & his Heirs & assigns 
forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Patsey STRATOR two negroes Viz Lydia & Lewis, and all 
other property except Land (I have Possessed her with) & the following negroes Excepted Viz Arnold, 
Selah & Howel, to her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I also Lend to my Daughter the land she now lives on untill her Son Benjamin STRATOR comes 
of Lawfull age, then all the Land on the lower side of the Branch that runs through the field it is my Will 
& desire that he Should have Possession off & all above the said Branch my said Daughter to keep 
Possession of During her Life, If she continues to live on it, But If She removes from it She is then to give 
up all claim to it. I also Lend to her till her Son Benjamin STRATOR arives to Lawfull age the three above 
Negroes; arnold Selah & Howel, and it it is also further my Will & Desire that in case her Son Benjamin 
STRATOR Should Die before he hath a Lawfull Heir that all the property hereafter in this Will be- 
queathed to him except the negro woman Selah Should return to my Daughter Patsey STRATOR & then 
be Vested in her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Benjamin STRATOR provided he lives to the age of twenty one 
years, all the Lands I purchased of Jonas WILLIAMS whereon his mother now Lives, also Negroes Arnold & 
Howel excepted as is reserved for his Mother Patsey STRATOR above, now Should he arrive at Lawfull age, 
or have a Lawfull Heir of his body, I give it to him & his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Benjamin STRATOR a Negro woman after he arrives to 
Lawfull age or Should his mother die before that time, when ever She dies named Selah, to him & his 
Heirs & assigns forever. 



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Item I give & bequeath to my (Son Inlaw James STANTON three Negroes, Viz. Tom, Isaac & Nance, 
which I have already possessed him with. Also on condition he furnish my wife with a comfortable 
House during the time she rem ainins my widow I give him one thousand Dollars to him & his Heirs & 
assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Fanny BECTON two hundred Dollars together with all the 
property I have already possessed her with to her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth ROGERS one hundred Dollars to be laid out by 
my Executors for Cloathing for herself & Daughter. And all the Lands & negroes I have possessed her 
with, to her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Polley VINES, one hundred Dollars together with all the 
Lands Negroes & other property I have possessed her with, to her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Cleary JOYNER, one hundred Dollars, together with all the 
Lands & Negroes & other property I have already possessed her with, to her & her Heirs & assigns 
forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Benjamin JOYNER one negro Girl named Setta, to him & 
his Heirs forever, which said Girl is at present with his Father as a nurse but not considered as put in his 
possession for himself or his wife 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Delitha McKINNE, one hundred Dollars, all the Negroes & 
other property I have already possessed her with together with eight hundred Dollars to her & her Heirs 
& assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Benjamin MAY Son of John MAY, the whole of the Lands I 
Bought of John QUIN Margaret PERMENTER & Nathaniel PERMENTER lying in Egdecombe County, 
two Negro Boys Viz Dandee & Sam that I bought of Little Berry MAY, one year old Colt a Ratler, saddle & 
Bridle four Cows & Calves, one feather bed & furniture & fifty Dollars in money, to him & his Heirs & 
assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grand Daughter Nancy MAY (Daughter of Benjamin MAY, one negro 
Girl Called Bet one neat womans saddle to her & her Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Gran Daughter Alia VINES one hundred & forty Dollars to purchase a 
Negro Girl If I do not give her one before my Decease to her & her Heirs & assigns forever 
Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Benjamin STANTON, a Negro Boy Simon which his Father 
hath in possession to him & his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Irwin Peterson STANTON, a Negro Girl named Purity to 
him & his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item It is my Will & Desire that after all Legacies are paid which are herein directed the whole 
remainder of my property to be equally Divided among my children herein after named Viz Benjamin, 
Patsey, Salley, Fanney, William, Polley, Cleary, James & Delitha to them & their Heirs & assigns forever — 
And finally I do nominate Constitute & appoint my Sons, Benjamin MAY William MAY & James MAY 

Executors to this my last Will and Testament, In Witness I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day of 

one thousand eight hundred & five. 

BenjaMAY {Seal} 

Lemuel DeBERRY 

(illegible name) A True Copy 

Will of Hugh TINGLE, of Craven County 

Will located in Craven County Wills, C. R. 028. 801. 31, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Sammy 
Anson Pierce. 

No Carolina 

Craven County In the Name of God amen. I Hugh TINGLE of Craven County in the Province of North 
Carolina Yeoman Being antient and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks to God for it 
calling to mind the imortality of mans Body as knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die: Do 
make make ordain and Constitute this my last will and Testament in the manner and form following Viz) 
Principally and first of all that I Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it : my Body to the 



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earth to be buried in a Christian manner, at the Discretion of my Exer. hereafter named: And as touching 
Such worldly Goods as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life I Give Devise and Dispose of in 
the maner and form following — 

Imp I Give and Bequeath to my eldest Son Hugh TINGLE my Negroe boy Named Dick to gether 
with all the mony that is Due to me in his hands by him to frely possessed and enjoyed and his heirs for 
ever it being his full part portion of all my Estate Real and personal and that he Shall have no Claim to 
any other part whatsoever 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Joseph a Negroe Garl Named Jenny by him to be fully and 
enjoyed and his heirs for ever 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons Viz James & Jacob all my Rite title and property to a tract 
of Land that I purchased of Elsha [ the ha was crossed through ] COX patented by Natll DRAPER on the 
North Side of Bay River with all the appertenances or otherwise that which I Receive of Capt Natll 
DRAPER in the Enchange there of with its appertenance by them Equaly Divided James Having his first 
Choice by them to be fully & frely to be possessed and enjoyed and their heirs for ever 
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Rachel a Negroe Boy Named Milbee by her to be pos- 
sessed and enjoyed and her heirs of her body for ever but and if the Said Rachel Should die Leaving no 
heirs of her body that then the Said Negroe Shall be Sold at publick Sale the produce to be Equaly Di- 
vided among my other Children 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Gideon the Plantation and Tract of Land whereon I now live 
with with fifty acres of Land of a new pattent adjoining at thare North end thereof with all their 
priviledges and appertenances and also a Negroe Wench Named Lilly a Negro Lad Named Titus a Negro 
Lad Named H ary and also a Still a Small trumpet m uzl e Gun and all my working Tools of all Sorts by 
him to be fully and frely possessed and enjoyed for ever and his heirs, and in Like manera pair of Cullein 
Hand mill Sones 

Item the Remaining part of all my personal Estates Goods Chatties and Credits I Leave to be Equally 
Divided among all my Sons and Daughters Hugh only Excepted & that it be Divided by two men Chosen 
by the Exrs 

Lastly I do make ordain and Constitute my two Sons (Viz Joseph and Gideon Joint and Coequal 
Executors of this my Last Will and Testament: I hereby utterly Revoking Disanuling and Disalowing all 
and every Will or Wills Jointers Dowries Legacies or Bequeaths Whatsoever by me in any wise heretofore 
made Willing and Bequeathing Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testa- 
ment 

Signed Seal:d and Deivered Published pronounced and Declared by the Said Hugh TINGLE to be his last 
Will and Testament this tenth Day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred 
and Sixty four — 

In the presents us Hugh (his H mark) TINGLE 

Ja WILCOCKS Sr 

Samll (his H mark) HALL 

Joseph HALL 

North Carolina} Joly Craven Inferior Court 1765 Present his Majesties Justices then was the above Craven 
County) Last Will and Testament of Hugh TINGLE proved in Open Court Agreeable to Law by the Oath 
of James WILLCOCKS a Subscribing Evidence thereto and Ordered to be Registered 

Will of Robert Forbes, 1845 

Will located in Pitt County Wills and Testaments, #1, Clerk of Court office, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen, I Robert FORBES of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt being of 
Sound & perfect mind & memory blessed God, do this the Second day of December in the year of our 
lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five, do make & publish this my last will and Testament in 
manner following, that is to Say, 

First. 1 I loan unto my beloved wife Gracy all my lands Containing three hundred and twenty Six acres 
during her natural life. 



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Item 2 I lend also to my beloved wife two Negroes Netty & George during her natural life 

Item 3 I give unto my beloved wife all my feather beds except one with the household and Kitchen 

furniture 

Item 4 I give unto my beloved wife all the Crop made on my home plantation with four fodder Stacks 
made on the FOREMAN Plantation, also my farming tools 

Item 5 I lend to my beloved wife all my Stock of Cattle Sheep during her natural life. I give also unto 
my beloved wife four Choice Sows and h [torn] 

Item 6 I loan to my beloved wife also two of the Choice horses of my [torn] 

I give to my wife also two thousand pounds of Pork, also in [torn] the offeshel Corn at the FORE- 
MAN plantation. 

Item 7 I give unto my, four youngest Sons, I Say Alfred, Robert, [torn] and Silus all in an equal 

division all the real & personal prope [torn] to my wife at her, deced. 

Item 8 I give unto my Daughter Lunicy one feather bed & furniture and one Side Saddle. 
Item 9 I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth WORTHINGTON one Negro Girl named Aggy. 
Item 10 I give unto my Son John one young horse forty Barrels of Corn, three Stacks of fodder three 
hundred pounds of pork — 

Item 11 I give unto my Son Jas H. FORBES one young horse forty Barrels of Corn three Stacks of fodder 
Item 12 I give unto my Sons John & Jas H & Lunicy five negroes — Anna Keny — Sarah — Cater — 
William — to be divided equally among the three also all my Corn fodder at the FOREMAN plantation, 
not given in my Will and my Pork Sold and advanced to paying my just debts, one horse also to be Sold. 
Item 13 It is my Will & desire the money over paying my Just Debts to be equally divided between my 
Daughter Elizabeth WEATHINGTON & my four youngest Sons Alfred— Robert— Archibald— and Silus— 
Item 14 I give unto my two Sons Alfred & Robert my two riding Saddles 

Item 15 I give unto my beloved wife thirteen Bushels of Seed Peas, I do make and ordain this my las 
Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I the Said Robert FORBES have Set my hand & Seal the day & date 
above written 

Assigned presence of } Robert FORBES {Seal} 

Theophilus SLAUGHTER 
Noah FORBES 



Services for C. L. LITTLE 

(Daily Reflector, Sat., Jan. 29, 1927) 

C. L. LITTLE, 79, native Pitt Countian, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. S. STOKES near Winter- 
ville on Thursday morning and his funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the 
Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist Church of which the deceased was a member. The services were con- 
ducted by Rev. W. B. NOBLES, Rev. M. A. WOODWARD and Rev. R. F. PITTMAN of Ayden and the 
music was rendered by the male quartette of the Eureka College at Ayden. Interment followed in the 
Reedy Branch churchyard. Mr. LITTLE was ill about one week. He was one of the county's oldest and 
esteemed citizens. He was a faithful layman of the Free Will Baptist Church and known for his strong 
Christian character. The largely attended funeral and beautiful floral offerings attested the esteem in 
which he was held. He is survived by two sons, R. L. LITTLE, of Grimesland and Ed LITTLE of Golds- 
boro, and two daughters, Mrs. L. M. STOCKS and Mrs. R. S. STOCKS, of near Winterville and two sisters, 
Mrs. Alice VINCENT of Greenville and Mrs. Bettie BARBER of Winterville. 

Mrs. Sallie D. KNOX Dead 

(Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 24, 1887) 

Died in Bethel Aug. 24th, 1887, Mrs. Sallie D. KNOX, wife of W A. KNOX in the 23rd year of her age. She 
was the beloved daughter of Staton and Lizzie WHICHARD, and had been married only 1 year and 27 
days. Previous to her last illness she had been a sufferer for several years. She bore the malady that took 
her to her home with patience and meekness akin to godliness. All was done that could be done by her 
physician and friends to save her from the grim monster; but alas to no avail. She leaves an aged mother, 
a husband, one brother, four sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. 



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Bible Records 



Perkins Bible 

This bible previously appeared on the internet in Somebody's Links Newsletter: "Genealogical Treasures 
Found"; Vol. 1, No. 1, December 1, 1999. (c) Julia M. Case <juliecase@prodigy.net> 

According to Ronald R Nixon, of Austin, Tx. <RNIXON@prodigy.net> "I recently rescued a Perkins bible 
from an antique shop in San Marcus, Texas. At first I thought this line might tie into mine. Unfortunately 
for me it does not. Now I'm trying to find a direct descendant so the bible can be returned to the proper 
family. Listed below are the entries in the bible [dates and location of events concerning those presumed 
still living have been omitted]." 

Clarence Perkins and Eva Johnson were married July 8th 1879. 
Susan P. Perkins and T. J. Swanner were married July 20th 1884. 

Maria Alvida (not sure about middle name) Perkins was married to Prof. J. H. Peacock of S. A., Texas on 
June 15th 1899. 

Walter Robert Perkins was married to Edith Williams on the 19th of June 1907. 
Maury J. Perkins was married to Esuina (very difficult to read) Masser Oct 20th 1915. 
Clarence W. Perkins, Jr. was married to Margaret Lucy Morris at Glendale, California, on February 18th, 1932. 
Maria Louise daughter of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born January 6th 1844. 
Camillus Ruffin son of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born October 10th 1845. 
Fannie May daughter of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born October 22th 1847. 
Eugene Williams son of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born February 12th 1850 
Clarence Washington son of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born December 15th 1853, Born of the 
spirit Aug 25 - 1876 

Susan Penelope daughter of Washington and Harriet Perkins was born February 4th 1857. 

Maria Alwedo(?) daughter of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born June 23rd 1879. 

Robert Walter son of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born Dec 16th 1881. 

Eugene William son of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born Sept. 17th 1886. 

Harriet Louise daughter of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born August 16th 1889. 

Camillus Ruffin son of Washington and Harriet Perkins died October 8th 1846. 

Fannie R. Buck died April 5 1863. 

Washington R. Perkins died November 15, 1870. 

Urvin H. Buck died November 21, 1870. 

Harriet E. Perkins died January 3rd 1877. 

Eugene W. Perkins died august 9th 1875. 

Eugene William son of Clarence and Eva Perkins died Sept. 17th 1884. 

Susan Penelope Swanner daughter of Washington and Harriet Perkins died Oct 21 1884. 

Harriet Louise daughter of Clarence and Eva Perkins died Nov 14th 1887. 

Fannie M. Harvey daughter of Washington R. and Harriet E. Perkins died Aug 29th 1881. 

Maria Louise Stokes daughter of Harriet E. Perkins and W. R. Perkins died Nov 8th 1898. 

Martha Evaline Perkins died Nov 16th 1933. 

Clarence W. Perkins son of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born Sept 21st 1888. 

Maury J. Perkins son of Clarence and Eva Perkins was born Oct 22, 1888. 

Margaret Clare Perkins born to Clarence W. Perkins, Jr. and wife Margaret Lucy Perkins . . . 

Margaret Clare Perkins married John Thomas Rutliff(?) (Jack) JR . . . 

John Thomas Rutliff II born . . . 

Daniel Perkins Rutliff born . . . 

Benjamin Roark Rutliff born . . . 

C. W. Perkins died [no date given] 

Walter Robert Perkins died july 3, 1943. 



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Travis Family Bible 



The following is taken from a typewritten copy of T. C. Carter's Family Bible owned in 1936 by Mrs. 
Andre Clemandot of Shannon, Mississippi. The record is found in Mississippi GRC, 1936, SI-V12, DAR 
Library, Washington, DC. It appears the dates were taken from two different bibles. William Travis was 
once the pastor of Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church near Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Lidia Travis, daughter of William Travis and Abigail Denmark his wife, was born March 29th day, 1754. 
Gideon Travis was born January 18th day, 1761. 
Amos Travis was born June 11th day, 1763. 

Dolly Travis was born July 25th, 1765, on Tuesday morning at sunrise. 

Simeon Travis was born January 17th, day, 1770, on Tuesday morning two hours before day in a great 
snow storm. 

The following was copied from the old family Bible of Simeon Travis, handed down through the family of 
Ezekiel Travis, son of Simeon Travis: 

On fly leaf: "Simeon Travis' book, bought in Savannah, September 26, 1797." 

From the family record in said Bible, the following is copied: 
Simeon Travis was born January 17th day, 1770. 

Nancy Travis and Jonathan Granberry were married the 16th day of November, 1815. 

Mary Stafford was born was born 22nd day of May, 1774. (perhaps afterwards the wife of Simeon Travis) 

Ezekiel Travis was born August the 25, 1794, on Monday night about midnight. 

Rhoda Travis was born August the 20th day, 1796, on Saturday about 8 o'clock in the morning. 

Ann Travis was born November the 10th day on Monday evening about dark 1800. 

Elizabeth Travis was born May 22, on Monday 6 o'clock in the evening 1815 and died November 20, 1820. 
James Travis was born November 16, 1831. Son of Ezekiel and buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Heidel- 
berg, Miss. 

Jonas W. May Bible 

The following is taken from a typewritten copy of Sarah Ann Watson May McCordle Family Bible, copied 
by her great granddaughter Martha Virginia Ellzey in 1937. Jonas W. May, Sr. was listed as a patroller on 
July 1, 1775 in Pitt County. The record is found in Mississippi GRC, 1937, SI-V17, DAR Library, Washing- 
ton, DC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Jonas W. May Sr. was born in the year of our Lord 1756 

Benjamin May born Dec. 19, 1776 

Anna A. Adams May his wife born July 3, 1777 

Jonas W. May son of Jonas May Sr. born Jan. 18, 1779 

Sarah (Ann) Watson May his wife born Nov. 18, 1790 (or 1795 record dim) 

Priscilla Page born May 17, 1781 

Joseph May born Jan. 15, 1784 

Mary Coston May born July 6, 1786 

Samuel May born Dec. 7, 1789 

Elizabeth Hetton born Feb. 4, 1793 

Nancy Adams born Aug. 3, 1798 (neice of Anna Adams May) 

Kinchen May born Feb. 4, 1801 

Nancy May born Sept. 6, 1801 

George D. Browning born Jan. 16, 1812 

Temperance May born Dec. 5, 1816 

J. A. May born Aug. 3, 1814 



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Benjamin May born Dec. 5, 1818 

William R. May (2nd husband of Temperance May Browning) 

Martha Ann Browning born Dec. 31, 1835 

George Wesley Browning born March 5, 1838 

James Brantley Payne May born Jan. 21, 1842 

Philip May born May 31, 1849 

Wm. Watson Hall May born Sept. 17, 1844 

Sarah Ann Long May born Oct. 15, 1843 

Ashley Simes May born Jan. 22, 1847 

Henrietta May born March 27, 1852 

Virginia Adelia May born Aug. 11, 1854 

Pleasant J. May born 1856 

Henry Joseph Carbrey born Jan. 7, 1884 

Deaths 

Jonas W. May Sr. died Dec. 19, 1821 

Ann May, his wife died Apr. 29, 1822 

Samuel May departed this life May 1st 1822 

Jonas W. May Jr. died Oct. 27, 1835 

Sarah May McCordle died in Montgomery Ala. 1846 

George D. Browning departed this life July 31, 1838 

Martha N. May 1st. consort of Wm. R. May died in the year of our Lord, May 20th buried in Macon, Ga. 
1834 

Nancy May Bowen died Oct 18, 1836 
Mary Casten died Oct. 18, 1836 

Martha L. May 2nd. consort of Wm. R. May died in the year of our Lord Aug. 11, buried in Talbotton, Ga. 
1840 

Sarah Ann L May died Nov. 6, age 22 days 1843 

Geo. W. J Browning died Aug. 29, 1853 

Philip May departed this life Sept. 7, age 25 years 1874 

Ashley Simes May died at Montgomery Ala. May 1848 

Jennie (Virginia) Adelia Rogers died Oct. 19, 1888 

Henerietta May Carbrey died Nov. 1894 

Laura Virginia Abright departed this life Aug. 3, 1876 

J. L. ABright died May 18, 1892 



McG. Davenport Bible 

The Holy Bible, copyright July 1, 1886, by B. F. Johnson & Co., Richmond, Va. Transcribed from photo- 
copies of the original bible contributed by Don L. Cooper, Nashville, NC. 

Presented to Mack G. Deavenport and Amanda E. Deavenport BY B. F. Johnson Co. In the yare of 1895 

THIS CERTIFIES that Mc. G. Deavenport of Pitt Co. N. Carolina and Amanda E Carson of Martin Co. N 

Carolina JOINED TOGETHER BY ME IN THE BONDS OF MATRIMONY At Thomas D. Carson on the 20 

day of Febuary in the year of our Lord 1868 

In Presence of thes Witnesses Signed 

Henry D. Robberson Sq 

J. D. Bryan 

W. H. Britton 

Births 

Mc. G. Deavenport was Bornd April, the 26. 1.8.42 
Amanda. E. Deavenport was Bornd July the 24. 1.8.43 
Thomas. C. E. Deavenport was Bornd February the 1, 1869 



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Lydia. A. A. Deavenport was Bornd February the 4. 1.8.71 

Marey. L. E. Deavenport was Bornd March, the 12 1.8.73 

Fannie. Dora. Deavenport was Bornd June the 19 1.8.76 

Alice. S. R. Deavenport was Bornd October the 4 1.8.78 

Joseph. M. H. Deavenport was Bornd May the 4 1.8.82 

Effie. C. Deavenport was Bornd February the 14 1.8.86 

McG Davenport Jr was Bornd July the 30, 1898 

Matilda J. Davenport was Bornd June the 27, 1860 

Ralph. Davenport was Bornd January 21, 19.07 

Varnie Bell Davenport was Bornd Nov 26 1909 

Carrie Dell Davenport was Bornd Dec the 8 19.11 

Grady Hoyle Davenport was Bornd January the 13 19.14 

Marvin Davenport was Bornd Dec the 7 19 20 

Joseph Raymond Davenport was Bornd Sept the 9. 19.22 

C A Davenport Born March 17 1885 was Bornd March 17 1885 

Hellen Moore Davenport. — July 11, 1927 

Mary Ann Davenport was born (recent date) 

Grady Hoyle Davenport was born (recent date) 

Glenna Kathryn Davenport was born (recent date) 

Virginia Beth Davenport was born (recent date) 

Irvin Bruce Davenport was born (recent date) 

Melrose Fleming Davenport was born (recent date) 

Emilie Marie Cornish was born (recent date) 

Geoffrey Shaun Cornish was born (recent date) 

Jillian Elizabeth Davenport was born (recent date) 

Marriages 

Mc. G. Deavenport was married the Second time to Mis Matilda. J. Gurganus December the 23 — 1.8.96 in 

Washington Co. N. C 
Joseph Hoyle Davenport was married to Carrie Ann Moore — Dec. 21, 1905 
Carrie Dell Davenport was married to Dan Fagan (recent date) 
Varnia Bell Davenport was married to Kenneth Frederick Woolard (recent date) 
Grady Hoyle Davenport was married to Bruce Mae Modlin (recent date) 
Joseph Raymond Davenport was married to Helen Virginia Longmire (recent date) 
Helen Moore Davenport was married to Woodford Randolph Middleton, Jr. (recent date) 
Mary Ann Davenport was married to Ronald Joe Cornish (recent date) 
Virginia Beth Davenport was married to Benjamin Edward Saunders (recent date) 
Glenna Kathryn Davenport was married to Thomas Ross Cook (recent date) 
Grady Hoyle Davenport, Jr. was married to Sandra Deane Williams (recent date) 

Deaths 

Mrs Amanda E. Deavenport Died Sept the 3— 1.8.95 
Mrs Mary. L. E. Manning Died. June the 23.— 1.8.94 
Bettie Baby Lydel. V. Manning Died. July the 29—1.8.94 
Mc. G. Deavenport Died December 10, 1937 
Joseph Hoyle Davenport Mar. 7, 1970 
Carrie Ann Davenport died Aug. 1, 1965 
Marvin Davenport died Oct. 31, 1921 
Irvin Ralph Davenport 



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Queries 



Seeking information on William HADDOCK, who died ca. 1824 in Pitt County. When and where was he born 
and who were his parents? When and where did he marry Martha and what is her ancestry? They had eight 
known children, one being Kisiah HADDOCK who married Benjamin SUTTON. 
— Charlene Strode MONTGOMERY; W7289 Becherer Dr., Minong, WI 54859-9208 (715-466-4842) 



Looking for the parents of Augustus Forbes EVANS (1843-1917) and wife Mary Delia FORBES (1830-1897). 
—Bob FORBES; 8023 Newtown Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28173-9398 (704-243-2299) <bkforbes@aol.com> 



Pitt Co. Revolutionary War soldier, Lt. Arthur FORBES, Sr.'s father was John FORBES. Seeking names of 
John FORBES wife or wives. His second? wife was named SHANNON or SHANNONHOUSE? A John 
SHANNON died in Pitt Co. in 1764, was he kin? 

—J. A. L. MILLER; 7912 Harris Hill Lane, Apt. H, Charlotte, NC 25269-0704 (704-549-5666) 
<JALMILLERJr@att.net> 



Searching for information about the parents and grandparents of Mary A. STOCKS, b. Jan. 15, 1863 in Pitt 
Co., NC. I have an Asa STOCKS, b. ca. 1837 as her father and Louisa STOCKS, b. ca. 1828 as her mother. 
Grandparents are listed as Amos STOCKS, b. ca. 1817 and his wife, Ciddy, b. ca. 1818. 
—Betty L. HELDMAN; 2146 Seaton Springs Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862 (423-429-4674) 
<BHELDMAN@BELLSOUTH.COM> 



Who were the parents of Mary Penelope HILL (1713-1786), who married in 1729 to James THIGPEN, IV? 
They lived at Penny Hill, Pitt County. 

—Mrs. Jean CALDWELL; P. O. Box 381, Washington, NC 27889-0381 (252-946-2404) 



I am searching for the parents of Thomas BELL, b. ca. 1828 and his wife, Henrietta NORRIS b. ca. 1835. 
They were married in 1850 and lived in Belvoir Twsp., Pitt Co. where they had 14 children. 
— Demetria TUCKER; 6982 Sweet Cherry Court, Roanoke, VA 24019-2151 (540-853-2955) 
<DTUCKER332@aol.com> 



I am seeking information on the CAMPBELL, HUDSON and ARNOLD families. James Edward 
CAMPBELL (1847-1889) md. in 1880 to Sarah (Sallie) Jane HUDSON (1864-1908). Sarah was the dau. of 
Harvey C. HUDSON and Sally ARNOLD. James Edward CAMPBELL lived in Pitt County and after his 
death, Sarah moved to Edgecombe County, NC. Their children were: James Walter CAMPBELL, George 
Freamon CAMPBELL, Liza CAMPBELL, Maggie CAMPBELL, and Edna CAMPBELL. 
—Charlotte S, BROOKS; 4006 Tanglewood Tr., Chesapeake, VA 23325 (757-420-6618) 
<cbrooks4112@aol.com> 



I am looking for the surname of Mary G., b. ca. 1795, d. ca. 1852, who md. ca. 1822 to W. L. B. PEARCE. 

Their children were: William, Sarah Elizabeth, Blount and Martha PEARCE. 

—Kathleen WILDE; 3407 S. Westminster Way, Bloomington, IN 47401-8631 (812-336-0526) 

<wildekat@hotmail.com> 



I am seeking the ancestry of John Thomas JONES (1830-1911). I have found him living in both Pitt and 
Martin Counties.He is found living in Pitt Co. in the 1910 census, but I cannot find his grave. I have been 
told that he died in Greene Co., NC on the old DIXON farm and that he was buried at Chocowinity NC. 
John's first wife Mary died between 1880-1890. They had the following known children: Lawrence, Mary, 
William, Sylvestor, Mandy, Thadeus and David. 

—Frances J. ALEXANDER; 114 Woodland Dr., Starr, SC 29684-9340 (864-296-1892) 
<fjalex@mindspring.com> 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Abernathy, J. T 9 

ABright,J.L 33 

Abright, Laura Virginia 33 

Adams 21 

Adams, Anna A 32 

Adams, Carlton J 21 

Adams, John 25 

Adams, Nancy 32 

Albritton, B. A 7 

Albritton, B. F. 6, 7 , 

Albritton, J. A 10 

Albritton, Luke 13 

Albritton, M 5 

Aldredge, J. A., Sr. 10 

Aldridge, J. A 6 

Aldrige, Josiah 7 

Alexander, Frances J 21, 35 

Allen, Claude 6 

Allen, M. B 6 

Allen, Moses 6 

Allen, T. A 6 

Anderson, Paul K., Jr 21 

Andrews, Jno. N 8 

Arnold 21, 35 

Arnold, D. W. 8 

Arnold, Sally 35 

Arthur, Puss 22 

Askew, John 6 

Atkinson, Bobby 21 

Averys, James apollis 3 

Ayers 21 

Baggett, J. F. 8 

Bailey, Dave 8 

Bailey, Ella 8 

Bailey, W. P. 8 

Baker, G. M 10 

Baker, John T. 6 

Baker, Lena 9 

Baker, Nerve 9 

Baker, Polly Louvenia 9 

Baker, Timothy S 21 

Barber, Bettie, Mrs 30 

Barfield, J. H 12 

Barfield, J. M 7, 8, 9, 10 

Barfield, Jas. M 7 

Barnhill, J. A 8 

Barrett, C. L 6 

Barrett, E. A 6 

Barrett, Estell K 12 

Barrett, J. T 12 

Barrett, John L 8 

Barrett, L. S 6 

Barrow, Birtha 8 

Barrow, Taylor 8 

Bason, William H 25, 26 

Bass, Taylor 11 



Beaman, Charlie 6 

Beaman, E. C 6 

Beamon, J. H 12 

Beamon, J. W. S 6 

Beamon, Jno. R 7 

Beamon, William 6 

Beamon, Willie 10, 12 

Beckton, Frederick 27 

Becton, Fanny 28 

Bedard, C. C 12 

Beddard, C 10 

Bell, Ernest 6 

Bell, Thomas 35 

Bernard, Jermain 22 

Bertram, Rebecca A 1 

Bidis, J. T 9 

Blount, J. W. 6, 9 

Bond, Margaret 25 

Bond, Polly 25 

Bowden, C. P. 9 

Bowen 21 

Bowen, Matthew 7 

Bowen, Nancy May 33 

Bowen, Sarah J 11 

Bowens, Luna 7 

Boyd, Nancy 14 

Brantley, Matthew 15 

Braswell, Barney 6 

Braxton, J. F. 8 

Braxton, Julia 12 

Braxton, Mattie 9 

Bra , W. R., Jr 12 

Bright, Adele 10 

Bright, R. F. 10 

Briley 21 

Briley, Ida 1 

Briley, Jesse 1 

Briley, Katie 1 

Briley, Laniar 1 

Briley, Sallie 1 

Brinkley, Matthew 17 

Britt, G.W. 7 

Britt, R D 12 

Britton, J. B 6 

Britton, W. H 33 

Broodin, W. T. 6 

Brooks, Charlotte S 35 

Brooks, Ephriam 25 

Brooks, Francis 24, 25 

Brooks, J. /Jas. /James 25 

Brooks, Nancy 14 

Brooks, Southey 24 

Brooks, Zilphia 14 

Brown 21 

Brown, J. W. 6 

Brown, Mata 6 



Brown, R B 12 

Brown, William 6 

Browning, George D 32, 33 

Browning, George Wesley 33 

Browning, Martha Ann 33 

Browning, Temperance May 33 

Browning. Geo. W. J 33 

Bryan, J. D 33 

Bryan, John Herritage 24 

Bryant, Frederick 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 

Buck, Fannie R 31 

Buck, Nancy 14 

Buck, Noah 14 

Buck, Urvin H 31 

Bundy, J. T 7 

Burgus, F. C 6 

Burns, Joshua S 11 

Butt, Dolly 6 

Butts, H. L 6 

Butts, Margaret 6 

Bynum Ashley 11 

Bynum, Emma P. 11 

Bynum, Harriet 8 

Bynum, Mary A 8 

Bynum, P. J 8 

Bynum, Peter 6 

Bynum, R. A 6 

Caldwell, Jean, Mrs 35 

Campbell 21, 35 

Campbell, Edna 35 

Campbell, George Freamon 35 

Campbell, James Edward 35 

Campbell, James Walter 35 

Campbell, Liza 35 

Campbell, Maggie 35 

Cannon 21 

Cannon, Betsy Jane 7 

Cannon, Eliza 14 

Cannon, Henry 13 

Cannon, John 14 

Cannon, Maria 14 

Cannon, Martha 14 

Cannon, Miles 14 

Cannon, Robert 14 

Cannon, W. T. 7 

Caraway, Nancy 12 

Carbrey, Henerietta May 33 

Carbrey, Henry Joseph 33 

Carps, Sam'l 12 

Carr, Absolum 23 

Carr, F. T. 11 

Carr, P. L 8, 9 

Carr, R. R 8, 9 

Carr, Sister 23 

Carraway, B. A 10 

Carraway, Lossie 10 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Carson, Amanda E 33 

Carson, Thomas D 33 

Carter, T. C 32 

Case, C. C 9 

Case, Julia M 31 

Cash, J. E 11 

Casten, Mary 33 

Chapman, L. J 10 

Chesnutt, T. L 7 

Chestnut, G. L 11 

Chestnut, I. L 10 

Chestnutt, I. L 6 

Churchill, J. H 7 

Churchill, W. L 7 

Clark, James 22 

Clark, James S 4, 5 

Clark, Mr. 23 

Clark, William/Wm 4, 25 

Clemandot, Andre, Mrs 32 

Clemmons 21 

Collings, Mr 3 

Cook, Thomas Ross 34 

Cooper 21 

Cooper, Don L 33 

Corbett, R. 8 

Corbett, Reddin, Mrs 26 

Corbitt 21 

Corey /Cory 21 

Cornish, Emilie Marie 34 

Cornish, Geoffrey Shaun 34 

Cornish, Ronald Joe 34 

Coston, Mary 32 

Coward, Gabrell 7 

Coward, H. T. 7 

Coward, Wm 7 

Cox 21 

Cox, Argent 14 

Cox, Ben 14 

Cox, Cealey 14 

Cox, Daniel 14 

Cox, Elsha 29 

Cox, Elsy 14 

Cox, Harriet 14 

Cox, Henry 14 

Cox, Jo 25 

Cox, John 14 

Cox, Lydia 14 

Cox, Mary 14 

Cox, Peggy 14 

Craft, J. E 9 

Craft, John 9 

Craft, Lawrence 7 

Craft, S. H 8 

Craft, Sally 9 

Crawford, G. H 7 

Crawford, Marion 7 

Crawford, William B 2 

Crisp, A. M 10 

Dail & Barns Store 12 

Dail, A. C 12 

Dail, Alex 11 



Dail, Carrie V. 8 

Dail, E. S 8 

Dail, G. W 9 

Dail, Geo. E 6 

Dail, Ida 7 

Dail, J. T 11 

Dail, L. T 11 

Dail, Lillie 6 

Dail, Lizzie 9 

Dail, M. E 9 

Dail, T. F. 7 

Dail, T. M 12 

Dail, W. H 7 

Dail, W. 8 

Daniel, Emma 1 

Darden, W. A 7 

Davenort, Varnie Bell 34 

Davenport Virginia Beth 34 

Davenport, C A 34 

Davenport, Carrie Ann 34 

Davenport, Carrie Dell 34 

Davenport, Glenna Kathryn 34 

Davenport, Grady Hoyle 34 

Davenport, Grady Hoyle, Jr. 34 

Davenport, Helen/Hellen Moore.... 34 

Davenport, Irvin Bruce 34 

Davenport, Irvin Ralph 34 

Davenport, Jillian Elizabeth 34 

Davenport, Joseph Hoyle 34 

Davenport, Joseph Raymond 34 

Davenport, Marvin 34 

Davenport, Mary Ann 34 

Davenport, Matilda J 34 

Davenport, McG, Jr 34 

Davenport, McG 33 

Davenport, Melrose Fleming 34 

Davenport, Ralph 34 

Davenport, Varnia Bell 34 

Davenport, Virginia Beth 34 

Davis, C 11 

Davis, Chas 7 

Davis, Cornelius 7 

Davis, D. W 10 

Davis, Dessie 8 

Davis, Dollie C 21 

Davis, J. A 7 

Davis, J. T. 11 

Davis, Jas. A 7 

Davis, Jesse/Jesse T 10, 11 

Davis, Martha A 10 

Davis, R. L 11 

Deavenport, Alice. S. R 34 

Deavenport, Amanda E 33, 34 

Deavenport, Effie. C , 34 

Deavenport, Fannie. Dora 34 

Deavenport, Joseph. M. H 34 

Deavenport, Lydia. A. A 34 

Deavenport, Mack G 33 

Deavenport, Marey. L. E 34 

Deavenport, Mc. G 33, 34 

Deavenport, Thomas. C. E 33 



DeBerry, Lemuel 28 

Denmark, Abigail 32 

Denton, A. E 10 

Denton, Ed L 8 

DeVisconti, Tabitha 23 

Dew, William 2 

Dilda, Elisha 12 

Dilda, John 12 

Dildy, Joseph 7 

Dildy, Mary 7 

Dixon 21 

Dixon farm 35 

Dixon, Clara E 7 

Dixon, J. T. 8, 11 

Dixon, J. W. 12 

Dixon, Jno. R 11 

Dixon, Joseph 7 

Dixon, P. A., Mrs 11 

Dixon, R. D. S 12 

Dixon, Sallie 9 

Dixon, W 6 

Dixon, W R 11 

Dixon, Willis 11 

Downs 21 

Draper, Natll 29 

Drew, Wm./William 18, 20 

Dupree, F. M 8 

Dutin, E. L 9 

Earnhart, D. 1 8 

Earnheart, D. L 8 

Eason, Abner 10 

Eason, Elizabeth 10 

Eason, L. D 7 

Eason, Mary 6 

Eason, Stephen 6 

Eborn, Mr. 22 

Edmundson, B. H 6 

Edwads, B. W. 10 

Edwards, A. L 10 

Edwards, B. M 6 

Edwards, B. W 8 

Edwards, C. P. 10 

Edwards, Clarence 7 

Edwards, E. C 9 

Edwards, G. C 7 

Edwards, H. C 9 

Edwards, Hugh 9 

Edwards, I. E 10 

Edwards, Ida 12 

Edwards, J. A 10 

Edwards,). J 10 

Edwards, W. C 9, 10, 11 

Edwards, W. F. 6, 10 

Edwards, W. M 6 

Elks, Cora 7 

Elks, J. S 8 

Elks, Lucy 13 

Ellis, Colo 3 

Ellis, Flora 14 

Ellis, Mary 14 

Ellzey, Martha Virginia 32 



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Elmore, Fannie 10 

English, Eliza 4 

English, William 4 

Eu , Josiah 10 

Evans, Augustus Forbes 35 

Exum, Josiah 6 

Fagan, Dan 34 

Fathree, William 27 

Faulkner 21 

Faulkner, Frances Johnson 21 

Faulkner, L. H 7 

Faulkner, Levy /Levi 7,8 

Faulkner, Marilla 9 

Faulkner, N. G 12 

Fellows 14 

Fellows, Elizabeth 13 

Fellows, Jonathan 13 

Fenner, Robt 18 

Field, Jerry 11 

Fields, A. W 11 

Fields, B 11 

Fields, M. J 11 

Flanagan, J. H 8 

Flanagan, James 8 

Flanagin, J. L 9 

Forbes, Alfred 25, 30 

Forbes, Archd/Archibald 22, 23, 30 

Forbes, Arthur, Sr., Lt 35 

Forbes, Bob 35 

Forbes, Gracy 29 

Forbes, Jas. H 30 

Forbes, John 30, 35 

Forbes, Louisa (Clark) 22 

Forbes, Louisa A. E 22 

Forbes, Luciny 30 

Forbes, Mary Delia 35 

Forbes, Noah 30 

Forbes?, Robert 22 

Forbes, Robert 29, 30 

Forbes, Silus 30 

Foreman Plantation 30 

Forrest 21 

Forrest, R. S 8 

Forrest, W. H 11 

Forrest, W. M 10 

Forrest, W. W 8 

Forrest, Willie T 7 

Frizell, O. W 11 

Frizzell, C L 11 

Frost, W. H., Rev. 6 

Fussell, Charlie 8 

Galloway 21 

Galloway, Martha 14 

Galloway, William 14 

Galoway, Swift 8 

Garner 21 

Garrald, Mr. 3 

Gay Albert 26 

Gay B. R 26 

Gay, Earl 26 

Gay, J. R 26 



Gay, John F. 26 

Gay, Richard C 26 

Gay, Stella, Miss 26 

Gay, Susie, Miss 26 

Gay Virginia, Mrs 26 

Gay, W. B 26 

Gay, W. L 26 

Ginn, Nancy 13 

Gladson, Mary 14 

Glasgow, James, Colo 3 

Grainger, H. H 9 

Granberry, Jonathan 32 

Griffin, Lanier 14 

Grimes, Bryan 14 

Grimsley, Jno. D 8 

Grizzard, Priscilla 11 

Gurganus, Matilda J 34 

Haddock, Charles 13 

Haddock, Elizabeth 14 

Haddock, F. 25 

Haddock, F. A 8 

Haddock, Frederick 14 

Haddock, John 14 

Haddock, Martha 35 

Haddock, Mima 14 

Haddock, William 35 

Hadley, G. E 8 

Hagans, J. B 12 

Hagons, J. P. 12 

Hall, Jno./Jn 18, 20 

Hall, Joseph 29 

Hall, Samll 29 

Hall, Wm. Watson 33 

Hamilton, Mary 9 

Hamilton, Mary Elizabeth 12 

Hancock, Abraham 1 

Hancock, Harman/ Harmon 25 



Hancock, John 

Hancock, John S 

Hancock, Lena 

Hancock, Martha R. . 
Hancock, Paralea A. 

Hancock, Vera A 

Hancock, W. S., Gen. 
Hancock, William H. 



Hancy, L. E 6 

Hanrahan, Maria 14 

Hanrahan, Violet 14 

Hanrahan, Winnie 14 

Hardee, A. M 10 

Hardee, Ada 10 

Hardee, Alice 10 

Hardee, John 25 

Hardee, Minnie M 10 

Harding, Isreal 9 

Hardison, W. M., Mrs 26 

Hardy, Estell 9 

Hardy, J. H 7,9 

Hardy, J. K 8 

Hardy, Jas. H 8 

Hardy, Jesse M 7 



Hardy, Louisa 9 

Hardy Nita M 12 

Hardy, Pearl 6 

Hardy, W. S 11 

Hardy, Whitmell 10 

Hargrove, Mary M 9 

Harper, Adolphus 2 

Harper, Alice 10 

Harper, Andrew J 2 

Harper, Baney 10 

Harper, Durinda 2 

Harper, Edia 2 

Harper, Edward L 2 

Harper, Edward, Jr 2 

Harper, Edward, Sr. 2 

Harper, Ellen 2 

Harper, H. D 12 

Harper, James H 2 

Harper, Jefferson B 2 

Harper, Jefferson D 2 

Harper, Jesse 10 

Harper, John F. 2 

Harper, Joseph A 2 

Harper, Julia T 2 

Harper, Letie 10 

Harper, Malinda 2 

Harper, Martha S 2 

Harper, Marvin A 2 

Harper, Overton W. 2 

Harper, P. S. B 6 

Harper, Pomelia 2 

Harper, Samuel 2 

Harper, Sarah A 2 

Harper, Sidney K 2 

Harper, W. D 7 

Harper, William A 2 

Harper, William K 2 

Harper, 6 

Harrell, J. T 12 

Harrington, Martha 1 

Harris?, Ormond 23 

Harrison, Celah 14 

Harrison, Elijah 14 

Hart, A. C 7 

Hart, Benjamin 2 

Harvey, Fannie M 31 

Haughton, William P. 15, 17 

Hazelton, Benjamin F. 4 

Hazelton, Pinkney 4 

Heath, H 7 

Heldman, Betty L 35 

Hellen, Sarah 13 

Hemby, John 11 

Henson, Martha A 8 

Herman, Mr. 10 

Herman, P. L 11 

Herring, Ichabod 8 

Herrington, Moses 4, 5 

Hetton, Elizabeth 32 

Hill, Almarine 8 

Hill, Mary Penelope 35 



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Hinson, A. B 12 

Hinson, Absaley 8 

Hinson, Frank 6 

Hinson, J 11 

Hinson, Joe 8 

Hinson, Minnie 12 

Hinson, Patsy 12 

Hodges 21 

Holloman, Jarvis, Mrs 26 

Holton, C. M 7 

Hooker, Lillie 12 

Hornaday, Pearl 12 

Horton, Sebert 6 

Howard, C. W. 10 

Hoyle, James R./Jas R 24, 25 

Hoyt, Mr. 22 

Hudson 21 

Hudson family 35 

Hudson, Harvey C 35 

Hudson, Sarah (Sallie) Jane 35 

Hums, Ormond 23 

Hunter, Henry 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 

Hunter, John B 17 

Hyman, Lucy 12 

Jackson 21 

Jackson, J. L 13 

Jackson, J. Q 12 

James family 26 

James, J. E 8 

James, James G., Dr. 26 

James, W. J 9 

James, Wm 26 

Jenkins, J. W. 10 

Jenkins, Lucy 7 

Johnson, Betty S 10 

Johnson, Eva 31 

Johnson, Jane 10 

Johnson, Jas 9 

Johnson, Lizzie 10 

Johnson, N.J 6 

Johnson, S. A 10 

Johnson, W. J 6 

Johnston, F. V. 10 

Joiner, John 5 

Jolley/Jolly 21 

Jones 21 

Jones, Asa 11 

Jones, David 35 

Jones, E. J., Mrs 7 

Jones, G. E 7 

Jones, H. R 8 

Jones, John Thomas 35 

Jones, Josephine 11 

Jones, Lawrence 35 

Jones, Leana C 1 

Jones, Lena 11 

Jones, Lizzie 7 

Jones, M. A 11 

Jones, Mandy 35 

Jones, Martha 7 

Jones, Mary 35 



Jones, Rosa 7 

Jones, Sylvestor 35 

Jones, Thadeus 35 

Jones, William 35 

Jordan, A. G 5 

Jordan, Mary 5 

Joyner, A. M 8 

Joyner, Benjamin 28 

Joyner, Cleary 27, 28 

Joyner, Geo 6, 11 

Joyner, R. D 8 

Justice, S. A 8 

Kaddock, Kisiah 35 

Kammerer, Roger 1,3, 15, 23, 24, 25, 

27, 29, 32 

Kearny, Stephen 10 

Keel, I.N 12 

Kelly, Auterson 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 

Kelly, Nancy 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 

Kennedy, A. F, Mrs 5 

Kennedy, Warren 22 

King, B. R 11 

King, Thomas B 8 

Kisor, J. E 9 

Kittrell, William B 13 

Knox, Mingo 13 

Knox, Sallie D., Mrs 30 

Knox, W. A 30 

Kyle, Marvie 2 

Kyle, Mary 2 

Kyle, Sarah (Dement) 2 

Landers, Elizabeth 1 

Landers, Thomas 1 

Lang, Fannie 9 

Langley, Godfrey 26 

Langley, Mary R 26 

Lasley, Pegy Avery, Elizabeth 24 

Lassiter, M. D 6, 8 

Las , C. A 9 

Latham, Josephus 9 

Latham, Margaret 26 

Laughinghouse, Chas. O. H 8 

Leslie, John/Jno 3 

Leslie, Wm 3 

Lewis 21 

Lewis, B. M 6 

Lewis, J. T 7, 11 

Lewis, R. L., Mrs 4 

Little 21 

Little, C. L 7, 30 

Little, E. D 8 

Little, Ed 30 

Little, R. L 30 

Little, Sudie 6 

Little, William 8 

Lockhart, Marina 27 

Longmire, Helen Virginia 34 

Lovejoy, Jr. 22 

Lynch, Lura 12 

Lyons, William 6 

Lyons, Zeno 8, 9 



Manning, Bettie Baby Lydel. V. 34 

Manning, Mary. L. E., Mrs 34 

Manning, Oscar 6 

Manning, T. 12 

Martin 21 

Martin, J. E 9 

Martin, J. J 1 

Massey, F. A 8 

Matthews, J. B., Mrs 2 

May, Adline 23 

May, Ann 33 

May, Anna 27 

May, Anna Adams 32 

May, Ashley Simes 33 

May, Benj. /Benjamin ... 9, 27, 28, 32, 33 

May, Henrietta 33 

May, J. A 32 

May, James 27, 28 

May, Jas. R 7 

May, John 28 

May, John B 9 

May, Jonas W., Jr. 33 

May, Jonas W., Sr. 32, 33 

May, Joseph 32 

May, Kinchen 32 

May, Little Berry 28 

May, Martha L 33 

May, Martha N 33 

May, Mrs 9 

May, Nancy 28, 32 

May, Philip 33 

May, Pleasant J 33 

May, Samuel 32, 33 

May, Sarah Ann L./Long 33 

May, Temperance 32 

May, Virginia Adelia 33 

May, William 27,28 

May, William R./Wm. R 33 

Mayo, L. A 9 

McCordle, Sarah Ann Watson May . 32 

McCordle, Sarah May 33 

McDaniel 21 

McGlohon, Fred 6 

McGlohon, Leah 4 

McGown, Jos 8 

McKeel, A. J., Mrs 26 

McKinne, Delitha 28 

McLaron, George 4, 5 

McLaron, Luke 4, 5 

McLaron, Mary 5 

McLaron, Nancy 4 

McLaron, Thomas 4, 5 

McLawhorn, Viola 11 

McLawhorn, W. E 9 

McLawhorn, W. S 9 

Meeks, G. A 6 

Meeks, Mary E 8 

Mersereau, Patricia 21 

Mewborn, D. A 10 

Mewborn, G. L 10 



Middleton, Woodford Randolph, Jr. 34 



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Miller, J. A. L 35 

Mills, Elizabeth 14, 25 

Mills, Keziah 13 

Mills, Sarah 14 

Modlin, Bruce Mae 34 

Mofield, Henry 9 

Montgomery, Charlene Strode 35 

Moor, W. H 8 

Moore 21 

Moore, Absaly 8 

Moore, Andrew 10 

Moore, Apsely 8 

Moore, B. F. 9, 12 

Moore, C. F. 10 

Moore, Carrie Ann 34 

Moore, Daniel 9 

Moore, G. C 11 

Moore, H 10 

Moore, Hattie 8 

Moore, J. B 11 

Moore, J. F. 10 

Moore, J. H 9 

Moore, J. H. M 9 

Moore, J. T. S 9 

Moore, M. C 10 

Moore, M. G 11 

Moore, Mary D 10 

Moore, Nathaniel 27 

Moore, T. B. J 9 

Moore, Thomas J 6 

Moore, Thos 11 

Moore, W. H 11 

Moore, W. T. 8 

Morrell, William F. 9 

Morris, Margaret Lucy 31 

Mosely, Clyde 6 

Moye 21 

Moye, A. F. 10 

Moye, A. J 9 

Moye, Benj 9 

Moye, Franklin 24 

Moye, Geo. B 8 

Moye, Gideon 24 

Moye, J. C 26 

Moye, J. H 8 

Moye, James 9, 10 

Moye, John 3 

Moye, Lydia 24 

Moye, M. L 8, 9 

Moye, M. T 9 

Moye, W. E 7, 9 

Moye, W. L 10 

Moye, Wm. J 9 

Mullen 21 

Murphey, Ella 11 

Murphey, H. H 9 

Murphy, Guilford 14 

Murphy, William S 14 

Nance, J. H 7 

Nelson, Martin 14 

Nelson, Rachel 14 



Newell, W. A 9 

Nichols, Nelson 14 

Nixon, Ronald F. 31 

Nobles 21 

Nobles, Osborn C 10 

Nobles, W. B., Rev. 30 

Norcott, Joseph 22 

Norris, Henrietta 35 

Norvell, Thomas 10 

Ormand, S. W. 7 

Ormand, Sam'l. W 7 

Ormand, W. P. 7 

Ormand, W. T. 7 

Ormand, W. W. 11 

Owen, J. R 10 

Page, Buck 26 

Page, M. M 26 

Page, Priscilla 32 

Parker, Archd 4 

Parker, J. W. 10 

Parker, Wyatt, Mrs 26 

Patrick, Elizabeth 26 

Patrick, E 7 

Patrick, Leon 10 

Patrick, W. E 10 

Payne, James Brantley 33 

Payne, Nancy A 21 

Peacock, Ella 11 

Peacock, J. H., Prof 31 

Pearce, Blount 35 

Pearce, Martha 35 

Pearce, Mary G 35 

Pearce, Sarah Elizabeth 35 

Pearce, W. L. B 35 

Pearce, William 35 

Perkins, Camillus Ruff in 31 

Perkins, Clarence 31 

Perkins, Clarence W., Jr 31 

Perkins, Clarence Washington 31 

Perkins, Eugene W. /Williams 31 

Perkins, Eva 31 

Perkins, Fannie May 31 

Perkins, Harriet 31 

Perkins, Harriet E 31 

Perkins, Harriet Louise 31 

Perkins, John Thomas, II 31 

Perkins, Margaret Clare 31 

Perkins, Margaret Lucy 31 

Perkins, Maria Alvida 31 

Perkins, Maria Alwedo? 31 

Perkins, Maria Louise 31 

Perkins, Martha E valine 31 

Perkins, Maury J 31 

Perkins, Robert Walter 31 

Perkins, Susan P. 31 

Perkins, Susan Penelope 31 

Perkins, Walter Robert 31 

Perkins, Washington 31 

Perkins, Washington R 31 

Permenter, Margaret 28 

Permenter, Nathaniel 28 



Phillips, Cullen 8 

Phillips, J. T. 7, 8, 10 

Phillips, Joe 9 

Phillips, Penelope 6 

Phillips, Sam'l 10 

Phillips, Wm 10 

Pierce, Sammy Anson 28, 29 

Pippen, Jas. R 10 

Pippen, Richard, Mrs 26 

Pippen, Rupard, Mrs 26 

Pippens, E. P. 11 

Pitt, Dr 14 

Pittman, R. E, Rev. 30 

Pollard, P. Frank 10 

Pollard, W. B 10 

Poole land 27 

Poope, E 10 

Pope, E 7, 10 

Pope, Thomas 13 

Porter, Nannie Francisco) 25 

Porter, W. A., Mrs 25, 26 

Potter, Dempsy 12 

Potter, Geo 7 

Potter, J. A 12 

Potter, Lillie 7 

Potter, Nancy 6 

Potter, Patsy 12 

Powell, Fillis 14 

Powell, Margaret 14 

Prescott, G. W. 10 

Price, J. W 7 

Price, James 7 

Proctor, H. H 10 

Proctor, J. 10 

Pugh, Latham 14 

Pugh, Stephen 4, 14 

Pugh, William 4 

Puryear, J. D 10 

Quin, John 28 

Rasberry, H. J 9 

Rhames, Jeremy 13 

Rigus, C. H 11 

Ringgold, James 13 

Rinngold, Joseph 5 

Robberson, Henry D 33 

Rogers, Elizabeth 28 

Rogers, Jennie (Virginia) Adelia 33 

Roger son 21 

Ross, Elizabeth 15 

Rouse, C 7 

Rouse, F. L 7, 9, 10, 11 

Rouse, Florence E 9 

Rouse, Lemuel 9 

Rouse, Louis 10 

Rouse, R. C 10 

Rutliff, Benjamin Roark 31 

Rutliff, Daniel Perkins 31 

Rutliff?, John Thomas (Jack) 31 

Saunders, Alley 23 

Saunders, Benjamin Edward 34 

Scallorn, Elender 2 



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Seamster, James 9 

Seymour, Geraldine 21 

Shackleford, Benj 9 

Shackleford, Gin 9 

Shackleford, Jesse /Jessie 6, 9, 11 

Shannon, John 35 

Shannon/ Shannonhouse? 35 

Sheppard, B. S 14 

Shields, Joyce Campbell 21 

Short 21 

Shout, Joseph 24 

Simmons, Marcellus 11 

Skinner, Elias 9 

Skinner, G. S 7 

Skinner, V. S 7 

Slaughter, Theophilus 30 

Smith 21 

Smith, Ann 14 

Smith, C. D 6 

Smith, Caleb 14 

Smith, D. S 10 

Smith, G. M 11 

Smith, Henry 14 

Smith, Henry, Jr 14 

Smith, J. B 11 

Smith, Jas. G. A 11 

Smith, Jas. H 11 

Smith, Jas. T. 10 

Smith, Joyner 11 

Smith, Laney 14 

Smith, Letis/Lettis 14 

Smith, Lewis 27 

Smith, Marcellus 11 

Smith, Mary 14 

Smith, Minerva 14 

Smith, R. N 7 

Smith, Rachel 14 

Smith, Robt. L 11 

Smith, S. M 11 

Smith, Viola 10 

Speight, J. S 8 

Speight, J. W. 8, 12 

Speight, Jas. P. 6 

Speight, W. H 6 

Spier, J. R 11 

Spikes, Martha 9 

Spivey, C. E 10 

Spivey, Moses 10 

Stafford, Mary 32 

Standley, H 7 

Stanton, Benjamin 28 

Stanton, Irwin Peterson 28 

Stanton, James 28 

Stocks 21 

Stocks, A. H 8 

Stocks, Abraham 14 

Stocks, Amos 35 

Stocks, Asa 35 

Stocks, Benja 5 

Stocks, Brenda/Brenda Davis 4, 6 

Stocks, Charles 7, 8 



Stocks, Ciddy 35 

Stocks, Gatsy 8 

Stocks, J. B 9 

Stocks, L. M., Mrs 30 

Stocks, Lorena 7 

Stocks, Louisa 8, 35 

Stocks, Mary A 35 

Stocks, Pegge 13 

Stocks, R. S., Mrs 30 

Stocks, Wiley 8 

Stokes, Maria Louise 31 

Stokes, R. S v Mrs 30 

Stokes, W. A 11 

Strator, Benjamin 27 

Strator, Patsey 27 

Strickland, G. B 10 

Stroud, Jas. J 10 

Sugg, Florence E 6 

Sugg, J. R 7 

Sugg, Jas. T. 7, 8 

Sugg, John 9 

Sugg, Jos. T 6 

Sugg, M 9 

Sugg, R. G 7 

Sugg, R. P. 9 

Sugg, Windell D 8 

sugg, Robert 9 

Sullivant, Joseph 27 

Summerell, Craven 11 

Summerell, R. B 11 

Sutton 21 

Sutton, Benj /Benjamin 25, 35 

Sutton, Moses 2 

Sutton, William 2 

Swanner, Susan Penelope 31 

Swanner, T. J 31 

Swinson, A. D 11 

Sylivant, Hattie A 12 

Sylivant, John 12 

Syllavant's School House 9 

Taft, Lucy 13 

Tayler, Emmanuel 3 

Taylers, William, Senr. 3 

Taylor 21 

Taylor, Annie E 10 

Taylor, B. S 12 

Taylor, B. T 12 

Taylor, Caroline 12 

Taylor, D. B 10 

Taylor, J. A 7 

Taylor, J. J 11 

Taylor, J. R 9 

Taylor, J. W 8, 11 

Taylor, John 15, 16, 18 

Taylor, Liddie 12 

Taylor, Lillie 11 

Taylor, Luby 12 

Taylor, R. F. 7 

Taylor, S. R 9 

Taylor, Sary 3 

Taylor, Walter 6 



Taylor, Y. H. C 7 

Thigpen, James, IV 35 

Thomas, M. T 6 

Thomas, PR 10 

Thorn, Jesse 9 

Tingle, Gideon 29 

Tingle, Hugh 28 

Tingle, J. R 7 

Tingle, Jacob 29 

Tingle, James 29 

Tingle, Joseph 29 

Tingle, Rachel 29 

Tingleff, Nula J 21 

Tison, Edmund 3 

Tison, Margeret Ann 23 

Tison, Sherrod 23 

Tisons Store 23 

Travis, Amos 32 

Travis, Ann 32 

Travis, Dolly 32 

Travis, Elizabeth 32 

Travis, Ezekiel 32 

Travis, Gideon 32 

Travis, James 32 

Travis, Lidia 32 

Travis, Nancy 32 

Travis, Rhoda 32 

Travis, Simeon 32 

Travis, William 32 

Tripp, Joe 11 

Tripp, W. H 11 

Tucker 21 

Tucker, Demetria 35 

Tucker, Joshua 25 

Tucker, Sally 25 

Tucker, Sarah 13 

Tugwell, Bob 6, 12 

Tugwell, C. E 12 

Tugwell, Charlie 12 

Tugwell, J. K 11 

Tugwell, Joe 6 

Tugwell, John 12 

Turnage, Henry Etta 9 

Turnage, M. R 8 

Turnage, Moses 11 

Turnage, Nita 11 

Turnage, Will 11 

Turner, Fanny 4 

Turner, Isaac 4 

Turner, Lucy 12 

Tyce, Joe 10 

Tyce, Rachel 10 

Tyndall, William 12 

Tyner 21 

Tyson, Alonza/Alonzo 7, 12 

Tyson, Dan 12 

Tyson, G. L 11 

Tyson, Ivy 12 

Tyson, Louisa 22 

Tyson, Margaret Ann 23 

Tyson, Sherrod 23 



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Tyson, Wilie 12 

Umbles, J. L 7 

Vause, George C 11 

Vincent, Alice, Mrs 30 

Vines, Alia 28 

Vines, Polley 28 

Virgin, James 17 

Visconte, Addie G 8 

Waggoner, Glenndine 21 

Wainright, Junr 8 

Wainwright, Ada 8 

Walston, Betty, Miss 26 

Warren 21 

Warren, Alfred 8 

Warren, Ellen 8 

Warren, M. W. 7 

Wasford, Thomas 11 

Watson, Sarah (Ann) 32 

Watters, J. W 10 

Weathington, Elizabeth 30 

Wells, Linius 12 

Wells, W. H 12 

West, A 11 

Whichard, C. B 5 

Whichard, D. F. 5 

Whichard, D. J 5 

Whichard, J. R 5 

Whichard, Lizzie 30 

Whichard, Staton 30 

Whichard, V. H., Mrs 5 

Whitaker, Batson 16 

White 21 

White, John 12 

White, W. H 12 

Whitehurst, Batson .... 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 

Whitehurst, Charles 19, 20, 21 

Whitehurst, Daniel 21 

Whitehurst, John .. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 

Whitehurst, Nancy 21 

Whitehurst, Simon 15, 16, 17, 18, 

19, 20, 21 

Whitehurst, Simon, Sr 21 

Whitley, James E 12 

Whitley, Lula S 9 

Whitten, J. B 10 

Wiggins 21 

Wilcocks, Ja., Sr. 29 

Wilde, Kathleen 35 

Williams 21 

Williams, Daisy 11 

Williams, Doctor 3 

Williams, Edith 31 

Williams, John 3 

Williams, Jonas 27 

Williams, Samuel 15, 18, 19 

Williams, Sandra Deane 34 

Willis, Joseph 13 

Willoughby B. A 7 

Wilson 21 

Wilson, Elizabeth 25 



Wilson, Harriet 14 

Wilson, James 25 

Wilson, N. H. D 6 

Wilson, Richard 14 

Wilson, Tony 14 

Wilson, W. 25 

Wilson, William 13 

Wilson, Willis 25 

Windham, John M 2 

Wingate, Fannie 7 

Womsley, Edward 4 

Woodard, M. A., Rev. 26 

Woods, Elany 8 

Woodward, M. A., Rev. 30 

Woolard, Kenneth Frederick 34 

Wooten 21 

Wooten, Elizabeth 6, 9 

Wooten, John L 12 

Wooten, Starby 9 

Worthington 21 

Worthington, Elizabeth 30 

Worthington, Isaac 11 

Worthington, J. T. 9 

Worthington, Jo 14 

Worthington, Lucy 14 

Worthington, Pattie 12 

Worthington, W. T 7 

Worthington, W. W. 7 

Wynn, Joseph 3 

Young, John D 12 

Young, John F. 8, 12 

, Abram 14 

Aggy 30 

, Airey 13 

, Anna Keny 30 

, Arnold 27 

, Badger 27 

, Belle 13 

, Ben (Cooper) 27 

, Bet 13, 28 

, Cater 30 

, Celia 14 

, Cezar 27 

, Chocolate 27 

, Dandee 28 

, David, Brother 13 

,Dick 29 

, Dorcas 27 

, Eady 27 

, Eliza 13 

, Elizabeth 14 

, Gabe, Bro 13 

, George 30 

, Grace 13, 14 

, Hannah 27 

, Hary 29 

, Howel 27 

, Isaac 28 

Jack 13,14 

, Jenny 29 



j Jim 13 

^Judy 14 

_, Lewis 27 

J Lilly 29 

j Lucy 14 

Luke 13 

Lydia 27 

Marica 13 

Merica 13 

J Milbee 29 

j Mingo 13 

j Moses 14 

J Nance 28 

J Ned 13 

J Netty 30 

j Peg/Peggy (Wilson's) 25 

J Phillice 13 

„ Phillip 27 

_, Phyllis 13 

J Purity 27, 28 

^Rose 13 

j Sal (Tucker's) 25 

J Sam 27, 28 

j Sarah 30 

_,Selah 27 

j Seley 14 

J Setta 28 

Simon 28 

„ Syntha 27 

Tiller 13 

J Titus 29 

J Tom 28 

_, Whitmell 14 

J William 30 

u Willis 27 

. Winnie 14 




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